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New York State Assemblyman Eric Stevenson (credit: New York State Assembly)

Assemblyman Eric Stevenson Arrives Late On First Day Of Bribery Trial

A 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.

01/07/2014

Shirley Huntley with husband and friends leaving federal court after her sentencing, May 9, 2013. (Eileen Lehpamer/1010 WINS)

Ex-Lawmaker Shirley Huntley Sentenced To More Than A Year In Prison In Fraud Case

The 74-year-old former New York State lawmaker secretly recorded other politicians in a bid for leniency after she pleaded guilty to embezzling money.

05/09/2013

Sen. John Sampson (credit: CBS 2)

State Sen. John Sampson Charged With Embezzlement, Lying To FBI

State 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.

05/06/2013

Former Bronx Assemblyman Nelson Castro (credit: Facebook)

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.

04/10/2013

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Governor's Office)

Sources: NYS Legislature To Change Ethics Rules Following Back-To-Back Scandals

The 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.

04/08/2013

Assemblyman Eric Stevenson (credit: http://assembly.state.ny.us/)

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.

04/04/2013