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Bronx Assemblyman Found Guilty on Bribery Charges

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Bronx Assemblyman Eric Stevenson was found guilty Monday on bribery charges.

Stevenson was accused of taking more than $20,000 in bribes to help four senior center developers.

He allegedly introduced legislation that would have allowed them to operate without competition.

A defense lawyer argued that the government used a corrupt informant to trick Stevenson into saying things that sounded incriminating.

U.S. attorney Preet Bharara released a statement saying that Stevenson brazenly betrayed the public and that his office will continue its efforts to clean up New York government.

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