Feds announce charges against 2 NY assemblymen

Posted at: 04/04/2013 10:35 AM
Updated at: 04/04/2013 6:01 PM
By: AP

ALBANY - For the second time in as many days, another case of political corruption is alleged in the State Capitol.

Two days ago, it was a powerful state senator arrested accused of corruption, now two assembly members are charged.

Assemblymen Eric Stevenson and Nelson Castro are both accused in a federal bribery case.

Both are Bronx democrats.

A federal prosecutor says these arrests show just how rampant political corruption in New York.

Following is Assemblyman Nelson Castro’s announcement in response to the arrests:

Statement from Assemblyman Nelson Castro