A week after he resigned from the Legislature, former Assemblyman Nelson Castro’s placards have been removed from his Albany office.
Castro, who became an informant for prosecutors shortly after taking office in 2009, stepped down as part of an agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s office which will eventually lead to felony charges against him being dropped.
The Bronx Democrat was a key player in the bribery charges filed earlier this month against Assemblyman Eric Stevenson, D-Bronx.
Now, Castro’s former Albany office has the tell-tale sticky tape that has become a staple of disgraced legislators or those accused of wrongdoing. (There’s a pretty wide collection here.)
Also, Sen. Malcolm Smith — a Queens Democrat hit with bribery charges in a separate case — has a new “Theme of the Week” hanging outside his office: “God knows the heart.”