NY Lawmaker Snared In Sex Scandal To Step Down

Law360, New York (May 17, 2013, 4:41 PM EDT) -- Embattled New York Assemblyman Vito Lopez announced Friday that he will resign from his seat to run for New York City Council in the fall, as his colleagues continue to probe the fallout from claims that he sexually harassed his female staffers.

Lopez, a Brooklyn Democrat, said his announcement should come as no surprise, as he had previously indicated he would run for the council. His last day in the assembly is set for June 20.

Lopez also expressed his gratitude that criminal charges will not...
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