Friday, June 20, 2014

Making Vito pay

From the NY Times:

The office of Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman said on Wednesday that it would seek payment of $330,000 from former State Assemblyman Vito J. Lopez after he failed to pay a fine from a sexual harassment scandal that doomed his political career.

Mr. Lopez, a Brooklyn Democrat, resigned in May 2013 after a state ethics report detailed allegations by female staff members that he sexually harassed them. He denied the allegations.

The state’s Legislative Ethics Commission later found that he had violated the Public Officers Law and fined him $330,000.

On Wednesday, Assemblyman Charles D. Lavine, a Long Island Democrat and a co-chairman of the ethics commission, said that Mr. Lopez had not yet paid the fine, and that the matter had been referred to the attorney general’s office.

Mr. Lopez’s lawyer, Gerald B. Lefcourt, declined to comment on Wednesday, saying he had not been notified of any new developments in the case.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yet Sheldon Silver remains, go figure. The democrats are quite selective in their outrage