Under New York law, the state defends elected officials who acted in their official capacity.
A taxpayer-funded defense for New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) is not sitting well with one fellow lawmaker.
A state legislative commission on Tuesday levied a fine of $330,000 against a once-powerful assemblyman accused of groping, intimidating and manipulating young female staffers in a 2012 scandal that is still shaking the Assembly.
The women, who also filed a claim against the Assembly, say they were hired by Assemblyman Vito Lopez last year and were subjected to sexual harassment by him. Just weeks before, Silver had settled claims by two other women against Lopez in a secret deal using $103,000 in public funds.
The U.S. Military Academy men’s rugby team has been temporarily disbanded after cadets forwarded emails that were derogatory to women.
Amanda Bynes on Saturday released a statement via Twitter, claiming a police officer sexually harassed her and touched her inappropriately the night before her arrest, and that the charges that she threw a bong out a window were a “lie.”
“As it relates to Vito Lopez, my advice is to cease and desist and do it now. This is not only a fool’s errand, it is an outrage and a complete show of arrogance.”
Assemblyman Vito Lopez of Brooklyn announced on Saturday that his resignation from the 53rd Assembly District seat is effective as of 9 a.m. Monday.
Scandal-plagued Brooklyn Assemblyman Vito Lopez is stepping down from his seat next month, but Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says Lopez shouldn’t spend even another day in office.
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – The speaker of the New York City Council issued a sharp rebuke of a once-powerful state lawmaker who is seeking to become her colleague. As WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reported, a […]
While Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan found no criminal culpability, a report released by a state ethics panel found Assemblyman Vito Lopez violated the public trust.
The 71-year-old Lopez announced in February that his health was deteriorating and that he was extremely fatigued. Still, talk circulated of a possible council run.
A 22-year-old woman has sued her 73-year-old boss on the grounds that he grabbed her crotch and repeatedly harassed her with sexually graphic language, according to published reports.
He released a one-paragraph statement announcing his second pneumonia diagnosis in nine months. He says he’s “extremely fatigued” with limited mobility.
New York State Assemblyman Vito Lopez (D-Brooklyn) said Monday that he will be staying in the Assembly, even though he lost his committee chairmanship and seniority after a finding that he violated sexual harassment policies.