Assemblyman Stevenson Found Guilty on Corruption Charges

Eric Stevenson. (Photo: NYS Assembly)
Eric Stevenson. (Photo: NYS Assembly)

Bronx Assemblyman Eric Stevenson has been convicted on federal corruption charges, a spokesperson for U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara confirmed this evening.

Mr. Stevenson was convicted on four counts stemming from charges that he drafted legislation and performed official government services in exchange for more than $20,000 in cash bribes–the latest in a long string of corruption arrests hitting the state’s lawmakers. Continue reading “Assemblyman Stevenson Found Guilty on Corruption Charges”

John Liu Receives First Endorsement After Guilty Verdicts

John Liu thanking the Three Parks Dems for their Endorsement. (Photo: Jill Colvin)
John Liu thanking the Three Parks Dems for their endorsement. (Photo: Jill Colvin)

City Comptroller John Liu’s mayoral bid secured its first major endorsement last night following the convictions of his former campaign treasurer and a fund-raiser on fraud charges, giving him a symbolic victory as he seeks to soldier on in his electoral quest.

The Three Parks Independent Democrats, one of the Upper West Side’s major political clubs, delivered its support to Mr. Liu, who has defiantly campaigned since verdicts while insisting he can still win.

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