Michael Farkas

New York News
8:28 am
Thu April 11, 2013

Politician indicted in NY 2008 perjury case

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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.

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