Former Bronx Assemblyman Nelson Castro Avoids Jail Time For Government CooperationThe judge focused on Castro’s four years as a government cooperator in which he wore a wire and brought down other crooked politicians.
Assemblyman Eric Stevenson Arrives Late On First Day Of Bribery TrialA Bronx state assemblyman showed up late for the start of his bribery trial Tuesday and then shook his head repeatedly as a prosecutor described him as a politician who sold his office for thousands of dollars in cash from four businessmen.
Ex-Lawmaker Shirley Huntley Sentenced To More Than A Year In Prison In Fraud CaseThe 74-year-old former New York State lawmaker secretly recorded other politicians in a bid for leniency after she pleaded guilty to embezzling money.
State Sen. John Sampson Charged With Embezzlement, Lying To FBIState Sen. John Sampson has been indicted on two counts embezzlement, five counts of obstruction of justice and two counts of making false statements to the FBI, prosecutors announced Monday.
Not Guilty Plea Entered By Bronx Assemblyman Who Helped Bring Down Bribery Scandal Both state and federal prosecutors were using Nelson Castro as a mole in Albany. He wore a wire and helped snare Bronx Assemblyman Eric Stevenson. Stevenson's been charged in a bribe-for-legislation scandal.
Sources: NYS Legislature To Change Ethics Rules Following Back-To-Back ScandalsThe embarrassing corruption scandals that took down a state senator and two assemblymen may finally lead to ethics changes. Sources told CBS 2 on Monday the Legislature is expected to make it easier for local lawmen to root out public corruption.
N.Y. State Assemblyman Eric Stevenson Arrested On Bribery Charges"Watch your backs." That is the warning from federal prosecutors to crooked New York politicians, after another one was arrested.