Bronx Assemblyman Nelson Castro officially leaving office after resignation in corruption probe

Nelson Castro resigned following the arrest of his colleague, Bronx Assemblyman Eric Stevenson.

Nelson Castro resigned following the arrest of his colleague, Bronx Assemblyman Eric Stevenson. (4/8/13)

THE BRONX - Bronx Assemblyman Nelson Castro is officially clearing out his office today as federal officials attempt to clean up political corruption in New York.

Castro announced his resignation last week as part of a bribery scheme involving his colleague, Bronx Assemblyman Eric Stevenson. Castro admitted to being indicted on perjury charges back in 2009, but cooperated with authorities in their bribery investigation against Stevenson.

Castro served the 86th District, which includes Fordham Heights, University Heights and Morris Heights. He acknowledged his constituents in his resignation letter by saying, "My district is comprised of hard working and honest people, devoted to their families and to their community. I deeply regret my misconduct while campaigning before I was elected to office."
 

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