The latest New York elected official accused of corruption, Democratic Assemblyman Eric Stevenson, has a well-known last name in the South Central Bronx.
Both Stevenson and his father have been deeply involved in Bronx politics as district leaders. His grandfather, Edward A. Stevenson, Senior, was the first Jamaican-born member of the New York Assembly.
Eric Stevenson grabbed headlines last year for pocketing tens of thousands in tax-payer funded payments for days spent in Albany –the most of any member that year.
Stevenson worked under City Council Speaker Christine Quinn for three years as a legislative researcher before being elected to the Assembly in 2010. He won reelection last year with more than 80 percent of the vote.