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Bronx State Assemblyman Eric Stevenson accused of accepting bribes

Posted: 10:34 AM, Apr 04, 2013
Updated: 2013-04-04 12:18:49-04
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State Assemblyman Eric Stevenson allegedly accepted bribes.

The corruption scandal in New York state government has widened, with prosecutors Thursday poised to announce bribery charges against New York State Assemblyman Eric Stevenson of the Bronx.

Stevenson, who has been arrested, has been accused along with four defendants, the office of U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara has revealed.

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Stevenson was allegedly pushing legislation to help the business operations of those who were allegedly paying him off.

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Political circles from Albany to lower Manhattan are already reeling from a separate scandal, the election-rigging case centering around State Sen. Malcolm Smith and New York City Councilman Dan Halloran.

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