ethics committee en Assemblyman convicted on bribery charges <p>An Assemblyman from the Bronx has been convicted of corruption charges, meanwhile an Assemblyman from the Buffalo area resigned over accusations of sexual harassment.</p><p></p><p>On the first formal day of the legislative session, Assemblyman Eric Stevenson was convicted of bribery by a federal jury after he took $20,000 from adult day care developers in exchange for promising favorable legislation. Under state law, Stevenson is automatically removed from office.</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 12:59:27 +0000 Karen DeWitt 49923 at Bill Owens' $20,000 trip to Taiwan is questioned <p>Congressman Bill Owens (D-Plattsburgh) says he will repay more than $20,000 for a junket that he took last December to Taiwan.<span>&nbsp; </span>The trip was paid for by a university in Taiwan.<span>&nbsp; </span>But it was planned and organized by a New York lobbying firm, which is no longer allowed under House of Representatives ethics rules.<span>&nbsp; </span></p><p> Fri, 11 May 2012 21:08:46 +0000 Brian Mann 19129 at