Silver spokesman: Assemblyman Nelson Castro to resign

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Bronx Assemblyman Nelson Castro has informed the Assembly’s top lawmaker that he is going to resign, a spokesman for Speaker Sheldon Silver confirmed.

Castro is believed to have cooperated with authorities in the bribery case against Assemblyman Eric Stevenson, a fellow Bronx Democrat who was hit with federal charges this morning. The criminal complaint against Stevenson referenced an unnamed assemblyman who wore a wire and agreed to resign in exchange for having his own indictment of “multiple felonies” dropped.

“Assemblyman Castro called the speaker this morning and informed him he would be resigning,” Whyland said Thursday afternoon.

Castro’s chief of staff, Angelica Pascasio, said Thursday morning that the assemblyman’s office would issue a statement by the end of the day, but said she had no other information at the time.

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