Ex-Council Aide Trying To Work Out Deal With Feds

An ex-city council aide who is accused of embezzling $145,000 is trying to work out a deal with the feds to try and stay out of prison. What will it take?

By Tomas Zambito
New York Daily
NEW YORK—  A former top aide to Brooklyn Councilman Kendall Stewart is negotiating a plea deal with the feds in the hopes of avoiding prison.
Asquith Reid’s attorney told a Manhattan federal judge Friday he has no plans to go to trial on charges that the former chief of staff embezzled more than $145,000 in public funds.
“This is a very sad case,” attorney John Moscow said. “This is not someone who enriched himself by the crime.”
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