Three days. Two significant bribery cases unveiled. Two sitting New York lawmakers hit with felony charges.
Sen. Malcolm Smith, D-Queens, was arrested Tuesday for allegedly trying to buy his way onto the GOP ballot line in the New York City mayor’s race. Assemblyman Eric Stevenson, D-Bronx, was arrested Thursday and charged with accepting bribes in exchange for expediting development projects and introducing a bill that would place a moratorium on new adult day care centers in his borough.
And the strangest coincidence? Within the nine floors of Albany’s Legislative Office Building housing dozens and dozens of lawmakers’ workspaces, the two legislators have offices that literally share a wall.
For your viewing pleasure, I documented the lengthy trek between the two offices. Click to enjoy!