A former New York state assemblyman has pleaded not guilty to perjury in a corruption case.
An indictment was unsealed Wednesday in the Bronx against Nelson Castro.
Prosecutors say Castro lied under oath during a civil proceeding concerning his eligibility for placement on the ballot in a primary election for the 86th Assembly District.
The Bronx Democrat resigned last week after he said he cooperated with federal officials in a separate bribery case involving Bronx Democratic Assemblyman Eric Stevenson. Castro was not charged criminally in that case.