Bronx state Assemblyman Eric Stevenson found guilty in bribery case

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.

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

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