Records Link Second Bronx Assembly Member to Bribe Case

April 05, 2013 at 1:31 pm

For the second time in three days, a state legislator has been indicted on alleged criminal conspiracy — and defendant Assemblyman Eric Stevenson of the Bronx is not the only lawmaker implicated. The complaint from the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District reveals that a second, unnamed assembly member, a cooperating witness in the investigation, has agreed to resign.

Public records indicate that the unnamed “Assemblyman-1” is likely Assemblyman Nelson Castro of the Bronx.

Angela Pascasio, Castro’s chief of staff, told the World this morning that “we don’t have any info,” but that she would be sending a release by the end of the day.

The 38-page complaint identifies an “Assemblyman-1” who cooperated with the U.S. Attorney’s office, and who has agreed “to resign his office with the New York State Assembly following the arrests of the defendants charged in this complaint.”


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