Assemblyman Announces Retirement Amid Harassment AllegationsA Buffalo-area Assemblyman accused of sexually harassing female staffers announced Sunday that he'll retire while continuing to defend himself in court against allegations he calls false.
Harassment Allegations Against Assemblyman Cause Political RippleA Brooklyn City Council candidate has called for an investigation into New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan), after another scandal involving his opponent was discovered.
NYS Taxpayers To Cover Cost Of Lawsuits Over Alleged Sexual HarassmentUnder New York law, the state defends elected officials who acted in their official capacity.
GOP Lawmaker Blasts Taxpayer-Funded Defense For Speaker SilverA taxpayer-funded defense for New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) is not sitting well with one fellow lawmaker.
Ethics Commission Slaps Vito Lopez With $330,000 FineA 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.
Vito Lopez Sexual Harassment Accusers File Suit Against Him, Assembly Speaker SilverThe 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.
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."
Assemblyman Vito Lopez Resigns A Month Earlier Than PlannedAssemblyman Vito Lopez of Brooklyn announced on Saturday that his resignation from the 53rd Assembly District seat is effective as of 9 a.m. Monday.