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Guyanese American attorney and Politician charged with Election Campaign Fraud in Richmond Hill Queens New York.

A Guyanese American politician in the Richmond Hill section of Queens New York, has been charged in a scheme involving allegedly, the use of Straw Donors to funnel multiple illegal contributions to his 2010 New York City Council Campaign.

The well-known Guyanese American politician has over the years, sought to use the large Guyanese ethnic community to bolster his political ambitions in New York. This afternoon the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), announced the unsealing of fraud and obstruction of justice charges against Albert Baldeo, who is a Democratic District Leader in Queens, New York.

Albert Baldeo is accused of participating in a scheme to use Straw Donors to funnel multiple illegal campaign contributions to his campaign for the City Council, with the intent to fraudulently increase the amount of matching funds provided by the New York City Campaign Finance Board (NYCCFB), to the campaign. He is also charged with obstructing the Government’s investigation of this matter.

Baldeo surrendered this morning and later appeared before a Manhattan Federal Court.

The politician who is also a prominent attorney, lost that bid to be a City Councilman but remained active in the Guyanese and Queens community.

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