NY state lawmaker pleads guilty to federal charges over sham marriage, must resign from office

  • by: LARRY NEUMEISTER , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 27, 2014 - 6:00 PM

NEW YORK — A state lawmaker pleaded guilty Friday to federal charges in a deal that requires her to resign from office, admitting that she obtained legal residency and ultimately citizenship through a sham marriage and then lied to bankruptcy authorities years later to erase $30,000 of debt.

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