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State office-holders in legal, ethical trouble

Here is a list of state office-holders who have become mired in legal or ethical issues in recent years:

• Dean Skelos, state Senate leader, Republican; charged with extortion, accused of pressuring firms to hire his son at inflated retainer fees.

• Sheldon Silver, assemblyman, Democrat: Currently under indictment on accusations that he used his powers as leader of the State Assembly to derive millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks over several years.

• Eliot Spitzer, governor, Democrat: Abruptly resigned from office in 2008 after his patronizing of prostitutes was exposed.

• David A. Paterson, governor, Democrat: Fined $62,125 in 2010 for soliciting and accepting free Yankees tickets, and then lying under oath to cover up his actions.

• Alan Hevesi, comptroller, Democrat: Pleaded guilty to using state workers to chauffeur his wife, and in 2010 pleaded guilty for his role in a corruption scandal involving the state pension fund.

• Assemblyman Micah Kellner, D-Manhattan: Did not seek re-election in 2014 because of sexual harassment scandal.

• Sen. Malcolm Smith, D-Queens: Indicted on bribery charges as he tried to seek a ballot line for New York City mayor. The matter is pending. He lost his re-election bid in 2014.

• Sen. Tom Libous, R-Binghamton: Indicted on false statement charge in federal investigation. The matter is pending. He won his re-election bid last year.

• Assemblyman William Boyland, D-Brooklyn: Forced from office in 2014 for convictions of bribery, mail fraud, extortion.

• Assemblywoman Gabriela Rosa, D-Manhattan: Pleaded guilty to fraud in 2014. Entered into a sham marriage for immigration purposes; pleaded guilty to making false statements to federal immigration officials and in a bankruptcy proceeding.

• Assemblyman Eric Stevenson, D-Bronx: Forced from office in 2014 when convicted of bribery.

• Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak, D-Cheektowaga: Resigned in 2014 amid allegations of sexual harassment.

• Assemblyman Vito Lopez, D-Brooklyn: Resigned in 2013 amid allegations of sexual harassment and ethical misconduct.

• Assemblyman Nelson Castro, D-Bronx: Resigned in 2013 due to ethical misconduct.

• Sen. Shirley Huntley, D-Queens: Lost primary in 2012 while facing conspiracy indictment.

• Sen. Carl Kruger, D-Brooklyn: Forced from office in 2012; pleaded guilty to taking bribes.

• Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera, D-Bronx: Lost primary in 2012 amid allegation of providing boyfriend with no-show jobs.

• Sen. Nicholas Spano, R-Westchester: After leaving office and beginning a lobbying career pleaded guilty to obstructing the Internal Revenue Service by filing fraudulent tax returns.

• Sen. Hiram Monserrate, D-Queens: Expelled by Senate in 2010 because of misdemeanor assault charges.

• Sen. Pedro Espada, D-Bronx: Resigned in 2010 due to ethical misconduct; pleaded to tax evasion.

• Sen. Vincent Leibell, R-Putnam County: Resigned due to ethical misconduct in 2010; pleaded to corruption charges.

• Assemblyman Tony Seminerio, D-Queens: Forced from office in 2009; accepted consulting fees in exchange for access.

• Sen. Efrain Gonzalez, D-Bronx: Lost election amid ethical issues in 2008; later pleaded to mail fraud.

• Sen. Joseph Bruno, R-Brunswick: Retired amid ethical issues but was found not guilty of corruption charges after two federal trials.

• Assemblywoman Diane Gordon, D-Brooklyn: Forced from office in 2008; found guilty of taking bribes.

• Assemblyman Michael Cole, R-Alden: Lost 2008 primary amid ethical issues; was censured by Assembly after spending the night in an intern’s apartment.

• Sen. Ada Smith, D-Queens: Lost 2006 primary amid ethical misconduct scandal; found guilty of harassment.

• Assemblyman Brian McLaughlin, D-Queens: Forced from office in 2006; pleaded guilty to racketeering.

• Assemblyman Ryan S. Karben, D-Rockland County: Resigned in 2006 because of ethical issues, improper fraternization with interns.

• Assemblyman Clarence Norman Jr., D-Brooklyn: Resigned in 2005 when found guilty of soliciting illegal campaign contributions, stealing campaign funds and falsifying business records.

• Sen. Guy Velella, R-Bronx: Forced from office in 2004 after pleading guilty to bribery. He died in 2011.

• Assemblyman Roger Green, D-Brooklyn: Resigned due to ethical misconduct in 2004, pleaded to petty larceny and filing a false instrument; ran for re-election and won.

• Assemblywoman Gloria Davis, D-Bronx: Forced from office in 2003, pleaded guilty to taking bribes.