Assemblyman Vito Lopez must resign – Updated


 

In light of his censure and the ugly reality of his years-long pattern of sexual harassment, predation and intimidation of female staffers, Assemblyman Vito Lopez must not seek resignation and resign from the State Assembly without delay.

There is nothing he can do salvage his reputation or his legislative legacy. He actions over the years have seen to that. He has no one to blame but himself and his ugly behavior.

Ethics commission must get to the bottom of Lopez scandal – NY Daily News.

 

Update

Richmond County District Attorney Daniel M. Donovan Jr. has been appointed by the court as special prosecutor to investigate allegations surrounding Assemblyman Vito Lopez. D.A. Donovan will assign a team of prosecutors and investigators and discuss with them how to proceed with the investigation.

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3 Responses to Assemblyman Vito Lopez must resign – Updated

  1. John Andrew Kay says:

    One might muse that Sheldon (being at the center of yet another sexual scandal cover-up) should consider other employment as well. Silver now acknowledges that using government funds to settle a claim against an elected official without informing the public was wrong. He also says that he would now share all the facts, but for a confidentiality agreement he never should have signed.

    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ethics-commission-bottom-lopez-scandal-article-1.1148564#ixzz25E2TKTRU

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    • Sorry John but Shelly said he was wrong for not immediately referring the matter to directly to the Ethics Committee. As you stated, it might have been a violation of the settlement to have made it public. And as you know, public funds are used to settle a variety of matters involving state officials and agents of the state (from commissioners to corrections officers). in the end, Shelly accepted the censure of Assemblyman Lopez and has revealed the facts surrounding the accusations. He is not powerless to cause Lopez’s resignation. He could make it clear to Lopez that he would not welcome his re-election, if that were to happen (your party possibly has no real challenger for November). But Shelly did nothing criminal or unethical.

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