CROOKED POL PLEADS GUILTY
By BRUCE GOLDING, NY Post
Crooked former Assemblyman Anthony Seminerio pleaded guilty yesterday in an influence-peddling scheme that the feds say netted him $1 million in illegal payoffs.
The 15-term Queens Democrat -- who on Tuesday resigned in disgrace -- admitted lobbying a state official last year on behalf of Jamaica Hospital after collecting a $390,000 "consulting fee."
"I knew that my conduct was illegal and wrong, your honor," Seminerio told the judge in Manhattan federal court.
Prosecutors allege that Seminerio, 74, started selling out his office as early as 1999. He faces up to 14 years behind bars.