From Capitol Tonight:
A jury has found Sen. Kevin Parker guilty of two misdemeanor counts of criminal mischief and he faces two years in jail, Josh Robin of NY1 reports.
That means the Brooklyn Democrat will not automatically lose his seat, which would have occurred had he been found guilty of a felony.
However, as you’ll recall, former Sen. Hiram Monserrate’s colleagues set a precedent when they expelled him in the wake of his conviction on a misdemeaor charge of assaulting his girlfriend.
So, it will be interesting to see how senators rationalize not seeking to oust Parker from the chamber (assuming they don’t).