NY's Stevenson Pleads Not Guilty To New Charge

Law360, New York (August 29, 2013, 6:21 PM EDT) -- New York State Assemblyman Eric A. Stevenson, accused of taking bribes in exchange for official favors, on Thursday pleaded not guilty to an expanded set of charges brought by federal prosecutors.

Stevenson entered his not guilty plea to a superseding indictment in a hearing before U.S. District Judge William H. Pauley III, denying guilt on a new government charge of extortion under color of official right. Stevenson also pleaded guilty a second time to three previously leveled charges, including attempted fraud and conspiracy.

Prosecutors claim Stevenson,...
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