A criminal complaint against Bill Nojay, the New York State Assemblyman who took his own life in September, has been unsealed.
According to the paperwork, Nojay was accused by the FBI of wire fraud, for diverting $800,000 from an escrow account that he managed for his own personal benefit from September 2009 to April 2013.
Nojay allegedly spent the funds on his campaign for New York State Assembly – and concealing the origin of the funds, a New York State lobbyist, entities he was a potential investor in, a car dealer, his children, and to pay property taxes on his residence.
The criminal complaint was filed on September 8. Nojay was due to appear in court the next day, but committed suicide that morning.