The New York assemblyman accused of asking young female staffers to massage him, touch his cancerous tumors and join him in hotel rooms said Saturday he will resign rather than possibly be expelled from the Legislature amid sexual harassment allegations.
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.
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.
Silver hosted a meet and greet luncheon on 9/11, with some attendees donating money to Congressional candidate Assemblywoman Grace Meng.
In the hip neighborhoods of Brooklyn, critics call it a most uncool move. Assemblyman Lopez, under fire for sex harassment, wants to pick his successor as Democratic party boss.
An ethics panel ruled that Brooklyn power broker Vito Lopez sexually harassed several female staffers. Now, many say it’s time for the assemblyman to leave office.
Brooklyn DA Wants Special Prosecutor To Investigate Sex Harassment Claims Against Assemblyman Vito Lopez
Hynes wants the special prosecutor to avoid any appearance of impropriety, since his re-election bids have been backed by a group Lopez heads.
The New York Times said in June, powerful Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver quietly approved a secret payout to at least one Vito Lopez staffer, who accused him of sex harassment.
Assemblyman and Brooklyn Democratic Leader Vito Lopez has been censured, stripped of his committee chairmanship and barred from employing young people.