vito lopez http://wamc.org en NY Ethics Board Set To Accept Member Resignation http://wamc.org/post/ny-ethics-board-set-accept-member-resignation <p>The New York State ethics board is set to accept the resignation of a commissioner appointed by Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who recently was criticized in a board report about sexual harassment.</p><p>Patrick J. Bulgero's resignation will be effective today. He gave no reason for resigning from the Joint Commission on Public Ethics after serving during its rocky two-year start.</p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 10:05:24 +0000 Jaired Crofut 70297 at http://wamc.org NY Ethics Board Set To Accept Member Resignation Silver Appears Likely To Survive Latest Scandal http://wamc.org/post/silver-appears-likely-survive-latest-scandal <p>One day after New York’s powerful Assembly Speaker admitted “glaring failures” in his handling of a sexual abuse case, the Albany establishment seemed to be moving on, with the usual round of press conferences, bill passage, and leaders meetings.</p><p><br>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 21 May 2013 22:07:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 65227 at http://wamc.org Silver Appears Likely To Survive Latest Scandal NY Speaker Issues Apologizes For Sex Harass Case http://wamc.org/post/ny-speaker-issues-apologizes-sex-harass-case <p></p><p></p><p>New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has issued an apology for his handling of a sexual harassment case that spanned years involving at least four women staffers before it was detected.</p><p>Silver specifically apologized for the $103,000 secret settlement he crafted last summer to end the first accusations against Assemblyman Vito Lopez and for failing to stop subsequent incidents claimed by more women staffers.</p> Tue, 21 May 2013 10:13:49 +0000 Jaired Crofut 65165 at http://wamc.org NY Speaker Issues Apologizes For Sex Harass Case NY Pol Accused Of Serial Sex Harassment To Resign http://wamc.org/post/ny-pol-accused-serial-sex-harassment-resign <p>A New York assemblyman accused of sexually harassing young female staffers for years says he will resign before he's expelled from the Legislature.</p><p>Assemblyman Vito&nbsp;Lopez informed leaders on Saturday he will resign effective this morning.</p><p>Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver had planned a rare expulsion proceeding against Lopez beginning today.</p><p>Lopez was once a powerful Brooklyn Democratic leader and has been in the Assembly's Democratic majority since 1984.</p> Mon, 20 May 2013 10:23:16 +0000 Jaired Crofut 65075 at http://wamc.org NY Pol Accused Of Serial Sex Harassment To Resign Lopez To Resign Monday http://wamc.org/post/lopez-resign-monday <p></p><div style="font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York assemblyman accused of sexually harassing young female staffers for years says he will resign before he's expelled from the Legislature.</p> Sat, 18 May 2013 20:10:46 +0000 Associated Press 65010 at http://wamc.org Lopez To Resign Monday Alan Chartock - The Vito Lopez Sex Scandal http://wamc.org/post/alan-chartock-vito-lopez-sex-scandal <p>Faced with the possibility of being expelled from the state legislature as soon as next week, State Assemblyman Vito Lopez, a Democrat from Brooklyn, today said he would resign on June 20th at the end of the legislative session and run for a seat on the New York City Council.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 17 May 2013 19:30:00 +0000 Brian Shields 64957 at http://wamc.org Alan Chartock - The Vito Lopez Sex Scandal NYC Assemblyman Lopez will resign amid sex scandal http://wamc.org/post/nyc-assemblyman-lopez-will-resign-amid-sex-scandal <p>ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Democratic New York City Assemblyman Vito Lopez says he will resign amid a sexual harassment scandal and run for New York City council.<br><br>Lopez says he'll step down June 20.<br><br>Lopez has been under growing pressure after it was revealed the state secretly paid women $103,000 to settle sexual harassment claims against the one-time Brooklyn power broker.</p> Fri, 17 May 2013 16:06:55 +0000 Associated Press 64935 at http://wamc.org NYC Assemblyman Lopez will resign amid sex scandal NY Assembly Speaker To Propose Lopez Removal http://wamc.org/post/ny-assembly-speaker-propose-lopez-removal <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is proposing that state lawmakers expel Assemblyman Vito Lopez, who is accused of sexual harassment.</p><p>Silver is also asking the Assembly to consider the full investigative report, which was critical of Silver's handling of the Lopez case. He says he'll introduce legislation today, which would be acted on Monday.</p> Fri, 17 May 2013 11:08:25 +0000 Jaired Crofut 64903 at http://wamc.org NY Assembly Speaker To Propose Lopez Removal Hudson Valley Lawmaker Reacts to Report on NYS Assemblyman http://wamc.org/post/hudson-valley-lawmaker-reacts-report-nys-assemblyman <p>New York’s Legislative Ethics Commission released a report Wednesday from the state’s Joint Commission on Public Ethics. The report focuses on sexual harassment allegations against Brooklyn Assemblyman Vito Lopez and details a number of charges.</p><p>Democrat Didi Barrett represents the 106th Assembly District, which includes portions of Columbia and Dutchess Counties.</p><p>Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has renewed his call for Lopez to resign. Barrett, who has long advocated for women and girls, has other concerns.</p> Fri, 17 May 2013 03:16:00 +0000 Allison Dunne 64887 at http://wamc.org Vito Lopez Report Details Disturbing Allegations of Sexual Harassment http://wamc.org/post/vito-lopez-report-details-disturbing-allegations-sexual-harassment <p>The Legislative Ethics Commission released its report on the sexual harassment allegations against Assemblyman Vito Lopez.&nbsp; It’s conclusions have New York’s&nbsp; National Organization for Women calling for a vote of no confidence against the still serving Assemblyman, and the Republicans calling for Silver to resign.</p> Wed, 15 May 2013 22:00:00 +0000 Karen Dewitt 64768 at http://wamc.org Vito Lopez Report Details Disturbing Allegations of Sexual Harassment