In Albany’s second major corruption case this week, a New York State lawmaker was arrested on Thursday on federal charges of accepting bribes and another lawmaker was forced to resign for his part in the scheme to help developers open adult day care centers.
Assemblyman Eric A. Stevenson, a Democrat who represents some of the city’s poorest neighborhoods in the South Bronx, was accused of taking money to help several developers obtain building certificates, expedite construction work and recruit older people, according to a criminal complaint filed by the United States attorney in Manhattan. He is also accused of drafting legislation that would have prevented any new adult day care centers from opening in New York City with the express intention of helping the developers.
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