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Ex-NY assemblyman who aided corruption probe gets conditional discharge at NY sentencing

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NEW YORK — A former New York state assemblyman from the Bronx who went undercover in a lengthy corruption probe after being accused of perjury will not be going to prison.

Nelson Castro told the Daily News (http://nydn.us/1zxNyIf ) that he was "done with politics" after a state judge on Monday accepted his plea of three years' conditional discharge.

Castro's legal woes began in 2009 when he was accused of lying under oath to the Board of Election. He then began cooperating in a corruption probe that resulted in the bribery convictions of former Assemblyman Eric Stevenson and five others.

Last year, the Bronx Democrat pleaded guilty to lying to criminal investigators about whether he had spoken to the media and revealed his cooperation. He was sentenced to community service and two years of probation.

Castro resigned after admitting he taped colleagues.


Information from: Daily News, http://www.nydailynews.com

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