Lopez agreed to pay an additional $35,000 as part of the settlement, which was announced Thursday by the attorney representing the two women.
Carl Heastie’s own record and background reflect the system he now vows to change. He received more than $23,000 in travel and accommodation reimbursements for legislative business.
Carl Heastie was elected speaker of the New York state Assembly on Tuesday, making him the first African-American to hold the powerful position.
The Manhattan Democrat resigned late Monday following his arrest on federal corruption charges.
Now there is only one other opponent, Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan of Queens, who would be the first female speaker in state history.
New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has submitted the resignation letter for his speakership, sources told CBS2 Friday evening.
New York City-based Weitz & Luxenberg announced the separation Wednesday. President Perry Weitz says the firm was “shocked” to learn about the accusations against Silver.
Embattled New York State Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver has agreed to step down by Monday of next week, in the wake of federal corruption charges.
The speaker of the New York state Assembly plans to temporarily cede power to a small group of top lawmakers as he fights federal corruption charges.
One day after Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was arrested on corruption charges, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara says now is the time for New Yorkers to demand more from politicians.
New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is vowing to clear his name after his arrest Thursday on conspiracy and bribery charges.
FBI spokesman Peter Donald confirmed the 70-year-old Silver was taken into custody around 8 a.m. at FBI headquarters in New York City.
New York’s system of ethics is fundamentally flawed, weak in its language and lacking independent, well-funded oversight, a government watchdog says.
The New York Times, citing unidentified sources, reported that U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara and the FBI are trying to determine what the Manhattan Democrat did for Goldberg & Iryami, which specializes in seeking real estate tax deductions.
One thing the families of 9/11 victims may notice as they gather at the memorial this year is fewer construction fences, marking another year of progress.