The information on this blog about the corruption in America's courts will disgust and frighten you and propel you into a world of racketeering, greed, larceny, malicious prosecution, and outrageous disdain for due process, the Rule of Law, the United States Constitution, the Bill of Rights and Professional Responsibility Standards, Rules and Statutes. This is the Unified Court System of New York State. You will be a victim unless you speak up and protest. by Betsy Combier
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Assemblyman Denies Guilt in Corruption Scandal
New York Politician Bribery Scandal: Assemblyman Eric Stevenson "Unequivocally" Denies Corruption Charges (Video)
New York State Assemblyman Eric Stevenson leaves the Manhattan Federal Court in New York on Thursday. Federal prosecutors have accused Stevenson of taking more than $22,000 in bribes in exchange for official acts, which included drafting and sponsoring legislation that would have effectively granted a monopoly to a network of adult day-care centers operated by four businessmen.(Photo : Reuters)
New York state assemblyman Eric Stevenson, representing the South Bronx, has been accused of taking more than $22,000 in bribes in exchange for official acts, which included drafting and sponsoring legislation that would have effectively granted a monopoly to a network of adult day-care centers operated by four businessmen. He is vowing to fight all charges, theNew York Daily Newsreported.
"I never told a guy to give money to do something for them... I never got into any situation of taking money from these people," Stevenson said.If convicted of the top conspiracy bribery charge in the five-count complaint, he could be sent to prison for up to 20 years.
"This is my life and career on the line," he told theNew York Daily News. "You wake up and you're portrayed as monster in the newspaper... I'm charged with something outrageous. I'm going to fight it," he said.
The corruption claims against Stevenson is the second political scandal in a week for New York politicians. This comes two days after a state senator and five other political figures were busted for a separate bribery scheme.
In this case, Stevenson was caught by the cooperation of a crooked Assembly colleague, Nelson Castro, who became an informant for the FBI.
On Thursday, Stevenson was freed on $250,000 bond after a hearing with his four co-defendants in Manhattan Federal Court.
"Bottom line," Stevenson said in one wiretapped conversation on December 27, "if half the people up here in Albany were ever caught for what they do... they would probably be in jail." He then reeled of a list names of corrupt politicians and their respective sentences.
The 46-year-old Stevenson, who was reelected in November 2012 elections, was arrested with the developers of the adult daycare centers, including Igor Belyansky, Rotislav Belyanksy, Igor Tsimermanand David Binman.