Sampson goes to the corner in Senate chambers


He’s out of the Senate Democratic Conference he once led, and now Sen. John Sampson, D-Brooklyn, is getting moved to the far corner of the Senate chambers, Senate officials said today.

State Senator Charged_MattSampson had been seated only a few chairs away from Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, D-Yonkers, in the second row.

But after he was charged with embezzlement yesterday, he’s moving out.

When the Senate resumes at 3 p.m., Sampson will be seated in the farthest left corner of the room — next to the door of Senate secretary’s office.

Many might have expected that Sampson would be seated next to Sen. Malcolm Smith, D-Queens, who was ousted by the Independent Democratic Conference last month after he was charged in a bribery scheme.

But that’s not going to be the case. Smith was moved to the farthest left corner of the third row.


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