Assemblywoman Pamela Harris, Facing Fraud Charges, Appears In Court

(NY1.com) – A Brooklyn state assemblywoman indicted on a host of fraud charges last week appeared again in court Tuesday.

Pamela Harris did not respond to questions as she left federal court in Brooklyn, where a judge set a trial date of July 23.

Harris, who is free on bail, pleaded not guilty last week to 11 counts, including fraud, obstruction of justice, and witness tampering.

Prosecutors say she stole tens of thousands of dollars in both city and federal funds, including one scheme where she falsely claimed she was displaced by Hurricane Sandy in order to collect disaster relief.

Prosecutors say they expect the trial to last about two weeks.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.