NEW YORK (AP) - A New York state assemblyman has been charged in a bribery scandal along with four other defendants.
Federal authorities also said Thursday that a second, unidentified assemblyman is charged in a sealed indictment and has cooperated in the corruption probe.
Assemblyman Eric Stevenson of the Bronx faces bribery, conspiracy and other charges.
Prosecutors say Stevenson took bribes in exchange for drafting, proposing and agreeing to enact legislation to aid his co-defendants' businesses.
It was not clear who will represent Stevenson as an attorney.
On Tuesday, state Sen. Malcolm Smith was arrested in an alleged plot to bribe his way into New York City mayor's race. Several other politicians also were charged in that case.