A bizarre tale of continuing brushes with the law afflicts a former New York Deputy Secretary of State. The man is facing federal felony charges of lying about his financial assets and, more recently, the criminal offense of failing to report to federal probation officers that he had an arrest for driving without a license. The man's continuing cycle of criminal offenses started in 2007 when he was convicted of scamming funds from a state-sponsored agency designed to help small business development.
He reportedly scammed the agency for about $200,000. In 2010, prosecutors dropped charges of impersonation of a state official against him due to prosecutorial negligence. In addition, he was ticketed for leaving the scene of an accident after striking another vehicle. Federal authorities charged him two years ago with four counts of perjury for allegedly lying about where he obtained $75,000 to purchase an $865,000 horse farm in Nassau.