Former Assemblyman Nelson Castro had his four-year-old indictment unsealed Wednesday in state Supreme Court in the Bronx, revealing three felony charges for perjuring himself in a voter fraud case in 2008.
Castro, who resigned from the Assembly Monday, agreed to work as an informant for the Bronx district attorney and federal prosecutors in an agreement that led to last week’s bribery arrest of Assemblyman Eric Stevenson. As part of the deal — according to Stevenson’s indictment — Castro agreed to resign from the Assembly and his perjury charges will essentially be thrown out.
A grand jury indicted Castro for telling three lies under oath in the 2008 voter fraud case, which centered around a number of people who were registerred to vote at Castro’s one-bedroom Bronx apartment. Castro was first elected to the Assembly in 2008 and became an informant not long after taking office in 2009.
Here’s the unsealed indictment: