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Bronx assemblywoman in bribery case

The Associated Press

ALBANY - A veteran state lawmaker who is the target of a bribery investigation will resign, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver said Monday.

The Daily News reported Sunday that Assemblywoman Gloria Davis was to surrender at the office of Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau on charges she took money to steer a $1 million construction project in her district to a contractor.


Unidentified elected officials in the Bronx told The New York Times in Monday's editions that Davis is expected to serve a prison sentence of less than three months.

To keep her state pension, the Bronx Democrat will submit - or may have submitted - her resignation in Albany, where she has served for more than two decades. Davis has been the majority whip for the past two years. Gov. George Pataki must call a special election to fill her seat.


Investigators from the district attorney's office had previously raided Davis' office, seizing computers and other records in the bribery probe. The Daily News reported that investigators stopped Davis on the street and seized her purse, which allegedly contained thousands of dollars in marked bills from a payoff.

submitted by: Werner Hetzner

source:  Gazette Newpapers










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