At Federal District Court in Manhattan, former State Assemblyman Anthony Seminerio, who represents, Glendale, Woodhaven and Richmond Hill Queens, pleaded guilty to a single charge of fraud on Wednesday, June 24th. He read a short statement indicating that his actions were illegal and wrong.
Anthony Seminerio, the 16 term Assemblyman could get 20 years in prison, but the US attorney’s office recommended 11 to 14 years and a fine of less than $200,000. He will return to court on October 20 2009 for a hearing regarding his sentence.
The seventy-four year-old man who seemed to always be beloved in his district seemed calm, remorseful yet sentimental about his life in politics on this day.