Friday, July 17th 2009, 4:00 AM
Lombard for News: Councilmember Maria del Carmen Arroyo.
Hours after Councilman Miguel Martinez admitted being a thief, prosecutors and investigators emphasized their inquiry into City Council slush money was far from over.
Like Martinez, Arroyo funneled hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars from the slush fund into a nonprofit controlled by relatives.
The charges included using funds from the nonprofit to pay for flights to Puerto Rico and other warm locales for Arroyo and her mother - and Izquierdo's grandmother - Assemblywoman Carmen Arroyo.
Izquierdo also had the nonprofit supply a new floor for the assemblywoman's Bronx office, a criminal complaint said.
Before Martinez's plea, the DOI investigation netted two aides to Brooklyn Councilman Kendall Stewart. Both pleaded guilty last month to stealing $145,000 from a nonprofit Stewart subsidized from the Council slush fund.
Stewart has not been charged and has denied knowing anything about what his aides did with the money.