Another state lawmaker finds himself in trouble with the law. The U.S. Attorney’s Office has charged Assemblyman Joseph Errigo with accepting a bribe to help further a development project. U.S. Attorney James Kennedy made the announcement at a Wednesday press conference.
The 80 year old Errigo appeared in court Wednesday and was released. If found guilty, Errigo faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. His Assembly district includes all of Livingston County, southern Monroe County and portions of northern Steuben County.
Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb released the following statement Wednesday afternoon:
“The allegations against Assemblyman Joseph Errigo announced today are disturbing for everyone in state government and for the people of the 133rd Assembly District. We have just learned about the charges, and more facts will be presented as the legal process runs its course. If a crime has been committed, the guilty parties should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Any time these kinds of accusations are brought against a public official, it severely damages the public trust.”