In-Depth: A look at past NY scandals
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — New York State is no stranger to political scandals, with the most recent being the resignation of Gov.Andrew Cuomo, so News10NBC is giving you an In-Depth look at some of what we’ve seen over the past two-decade.
State Comptroller Alan Hevesi resigned, and shortly after he pleaded guilty to defrauding the government.
Governor Elliot Spitzer resigned after being caught in a prostitution sting. A few months later, state Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno stepped down amid federal corruption charges, and he was convicted.
Congressman Anthony Weiner resigned after he sent a lewd picture of himself over Twitter.
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos both resigned amid federal corruption charges. Both were found guilty and sentenced to prison.
State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman resigned after being accused of physically abusing women.
Local Congressman Chris Collins resigned after pleading guilty to federal insider trading charges.