FILE- In this April 18, 2012, file photo, Assemblyman Vito Lopez, D-Brooklyn, speaks during an affordable housing news conference as Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, D-Manhattan, left, listens, at the... more 
FILE- In this April 18, 2012, file photo, Assemblyman Vito Lopez, D-Brooklyn, speaks during an affordable housing news conference as Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, D-Manhattan, left, listens, at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y. Accusations of sexual harassment that emerged over the summer have unraveled in public before a state ethics committee, revealing more sexual misconduct accusations against Lopez and a secret six-figure payoff to the accusers with taxpayer money that was approved by Silver. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Mike Groll, File
Thu, Sep 27, 2012 3:25 AM EDT