NY Assemblyman Eric Stevenson hit with new corruption charge
By Megan Busse
NEW YORK CITY,New York Democratic New York Assemblyman Eric Stevenson was hit with a new corruption charge on Thursday. Back in April, he was charged with accepting $22,000 in bribes from developers of adult daycare centers in the Bronx. The April charges were three counts of fraud and bribery. He could face prison time if convicted. On Thursday, he pleaded not guilty to new charges of extortion. If convicted on each count and made to serve sentences consecutively, Stevenson faces 55 years in prison.
Following his April arrest, Stevenson came under fire for telling a judge he could not afford an attorney with his government worker salary--and then left the court in a Mercedes-Benz.