Dennis Gabryszak

An Assemblyman from the Bronx has been convicted of corruption charges, meanwhile an Assemblyman from the Buffalo area resigned over accusations of sexual harassment.

On the first formal day of the legislative session, Assemblyman Eric Stevenson was convicted of bribery by a federal jury after he took $20,000 from adult day care developers in exchange for promising favorable legislation.  Under state law, Stevenson is automatically removed from office.  

NY Lawmaker Accused Of Harassment Retires

Jan 13, 2014

A Buffalo-area Assemblyman accused of sexually harassing female staffers says he will retire while continuing to defend himself against allegations he calls false.

Dennis Gabryszak  has been accused by seven former and current employees in recent legal filings of making unwanted advances and other abusive behavior. It's the latest in a string of legislative sex harassment cases and public corruption scandals in Albany in recent years.

The 62-year-old lawmaker announced his retirement Sunday through his lawyer without giving a retirement date.