Bronx state Assemblyman Eric Stevenson found guilty in bribery case

A jury has found Bronx state Assemblyman Eric Stevenson guilty of all four counts of bribery, conspiracy and extortion. Stevenson had been accused of accepting

Assemblyman Eric Stevenson is accused of accepting bribes in exchange for political favors.

Assemblyman Eric Stevenson is accused of accepting bribes in exchange for political favors. (1/13/14)

MANHATTAN - A jury has found Bronx state Assemblyman Eric Stevenson guilty of all four counts of bribery, conspiracy and extortion.

The jury decided on a verdict in just two hours today after both sides presented their closing arguments at the federal courthouse in lower Manhattan.

Stevenson was found guilty of accepting $22,000 in bribes over the course of a few months in exchange for helping a group of businessmen start an adult day care center in the Bronx.

Now that he's been convicted, Stevenson will have to give up his seat in the New York State Assembly.
 

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