Former Stewart Aide Grounded for Slush

Also ordered to repay embezzled funds

Friday, Oct 9, 2009  |  Updated 7:30 PM EDT
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Former Stewart Aide Grounded for Slush

KendallStewart.com

Kendall Stewart's aides were caught with their hand in the cookie jar.

A former City Council staffer has been sentenced to four months of home confinement for her role in skimming at least $145,000 in taxpayer money from a council slush fund.

A federal judge also ordered 71-year-old Joycinth Anderson on Friday to return between $10,000 and $30,000 of the embezzled funds and to serve two years probation.

The former aide to Brooklyn Councilman Kendall Stewart had pleaded guilty to mail fraud conspiracy in June.

Stewart's former chief of staff also pleaded guilty to mail fraud conspiracy and witness tampering.

Asquith Reid told a judge he pocketed the money meant for the Donna Reid Memorial Education Fund. Reid faces sentencing on Oct. 30.

Stewart was not implicated and has denied any wrongdoing.

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