New York State Assemblyman Eric Stevenson was charged with taking bribes in exchange for proposing a bill to limit the opening of adult day-care centers, the second scandal involving state legislators unveiled this week.

Stevenson, a Democrat who was elected in November to his second term as an assemblyman from the Bronx in New York City, was arrested and charged with five counts of conspiracy, bribery and fraud in a complaint unsealed today in federal court in Manhattan.

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