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Former Bronx Legislator Escapes Prison Sentence

Monday, November 17, 2014

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Former Bronx Assemblyman Nelson Castro, who worked as a mole for investigators in a corruption probe, received a lenient sentence in a Bronx criminal court on Monday.

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Another Legislator Served While Wearing a Wire, New Court Docs Show

Friday, May 03, 2013

Turns out there were at least two Albany lawmakers who wore wires for federal investigators last year. Former state Senator Shirley Huntley recorded meetings with seven other elected officials last summer, a court filing on Friday revealed.

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Pol at Center of Corruption Scandal Allegedly Lied in 2008 Case

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

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The 2009 indictment that allowed the United States Attorney’s Office to turn a Bronx assemblyman into a mole was unsealed Wednesday in Bronx County Supreme Court.

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Wiretaps in the Capitol

Friday, April 05, 2013

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This week, two bribery scandals rocked New York politics. In one, a sitting State Assemblyman cooperated with federal prosecutors as an informant. And that's got WNYC’s Anna Sale looking into how unusual it is to have a lawmaker wearing a wire in a state capitol.

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Castro's Role in Scandal Angers Constituents, Colleagues

Friday, April 05, 2013

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When Assemblyman Nelson Castro was first elected in 2008, he was hailed as the Bronx's first Dominican American elected legislator. On Thursday, Castro was named as Assemblyman-1 in the bribery indictment of fellow Assemblyman Eric Stevenson. But Castro spent almost his entire tenure in office as a convicted criminal who had been cooperating with law enforcement authorities for years.

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