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Vito Lopez

Ethics Commission Slaps Vito Lopez With $330,000 Fine

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.

06/11/2013

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (credit: Daniel Barry/Getty Images)/Vito Lopez (credit: CBS 2)

Vito Lopez Sexual Harassment Accusers File Suit Against Him, Assembly Speaker Silver

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.

06/06/2013

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel addresses the United States Military Academy at West Point during the 2015 commencement ceremony on May 25, 2013, in West Point, New York. (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

West Point Men’s Rugby Team Disbands After Cadets Forward Emails Derogatory To Women

The U.S. Military Academy men’s rugby team has been temporarily disbanded after cadets forwarded emails that were derogatory to women.

06/03/2013

Actress Amanda Bynes appears in court on May 24, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Bynes: Drug Charges Are ‘Lies,’ Cop ‘Sexually Harassed Me’

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.”

05/25/2013

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)/Vito Lopez (file/credit: CBS 2)

Quinn Blasts Vito Lopez For ‘Arrogant,’ ‘Outrageous’ Run For City Council

“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.”

05/23/2013

Vito Lopez

Assemblyman Vito Lopez Resigns A Month Earlier Than Planned

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.

05/20/2013

Vito Lopez

Embattled Assemblyman Vito Lopez Says He’ll Resign, Seek City Council Seat

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.

05/17/2013

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn speaks out against Vito Lopez, May 16, 2013. (credit: Rich Lamb/WCBS 880)

Quinn Blasts Vito Lopez, Says His Election To City Council Would Be An ‘Outrage’

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 […]

05/16/2013

Vito Lopez

Embattled Assemblyman Lopez Escapes Charges, But Report Could Lead To Expulsion

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.

05/15/2013

Vito Lopez

Embattled NYS Assemblyman Vito Lopez Running For City Council

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.

04/08/2013

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Report: Woman Says Boss Harassed, Molested Her On The Job

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.

03/30/2013

Vito Lopez

Assemblyman Vito Lopez Announces He Is In ‘Deteriorating Health’

He released a one-paragraph statement announcing his second pneumonia diagnosis in nine months. He says he’s “extremely fatigued” with limited mobility.

02/19/2013

Vito Lopez

Assemblyman Lopez Says He’s Staying In Office Despite Harassment Claims

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.

01/14/2013

Hempstead Town Clerk Mark Bonilla (L) and his lawyer (R) (credit: CBS 2)

LI Town Clerk Refuses To Resign Despite Sex Harassment, Blackmail Allegations

Mark Bonilla said he will not step down despite facing a barrage of sexual harassment allegations plus misdemeanor criminal charges. Bonilla, rather, vowed he will fight to clear his name.

09/24/2012

Mark Bonilla (Credit: http://toh.li/town-clerks-office)

Hempstead Town Clerk Mark Bonilla Accused Of Sexual Harassment, Blackmail

Authorities said that there were four employees of the Hempstead, Long Island Town Clerk’s Office who complained about Mark Bonilla, including two women who said they were sexually harassed.

09/22/2012

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