From The Politicker:
Bronx Assemblyman Eric Stevenson has been convicted on federal corruption charges, a spokesperson for U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara confirmed this evening.
Mr. Stevenson was convicted on four counts stemming from charges that he drafted legislation and performed official government services in exchange for more than $20,000 in cash bribes–the latest in a long string of corruption arrests hitting the state’s lawmakers.
In a statement, Mr. Bharara vowed to keep investigating pols “until government in New York is cleaned up.”
“As a unanimous jury swiftly found, Assemblyman Stevenson brazenly betrayed the public that elected him,” he said. “Graft and greed are intolerable in Albany, and we will go to trial as often as we have to until government in New York is cleaned up.”