The disgraced former New York state assemblyman Vito Lopez has died.
Lopez's lawyer, Gerald Lefcourt, says Lopez died Monday at Memorial Sloan-Kettering hospital. He was 74 and had been treated at Sloan-Kettering for cancer for several years.
Lopez resigned from the Assembly in 2013 over allegations of sexually harassing young women on his staff.
Lopez had been a member of the Assembly for 30 years and was the influential chairman of the Brooklyn Democratic Party organization.