It wasn’t Al Franken this time:

A New York state senator stole $423,000 in charity money to pay for indulgences like a Dominican cigar-making company, authorities said on Tuesday as they announced charges against him.

Between 1999 and 2005 Efrain Gonzalez Jr., 58, directed the state legislature to send grant monies to a Bronx charity, where a friend redirected the funds to a shell charity that was the senator’s “conduit for paying personal expenses,” the U.S. attorney’s office said.

How do I know Efrain Gonzalez Jr. is a Democrat? For one, the article doesn’t note his political party, so one can assume he is a Democrat. Two, a Google search revealed his party.

Tags: New York