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LATIMER STILL SILENT ON ASSEMBLY
SEXUAL ASSAULT PAYMENT SCANDAL
Westchester–Sept. 4…It’s been eight days since news of a secret $103,000 payoff — with taxpayer money — to young female victims of Assemblyman and former Democratic Party boss Vito Lopez (Brooklyn) became public, and still Assemblyman George Latimer (D-WFP) has said nothing about it.
Businessman and state senate candidate Bob Cohen (R-C-I), who has called upon Mr. Lopez to resign from public office, has repeatedly called on Mr. Latimer to join him in that call.
“Mr. Latimer appears to be holding politics above the rights of sexual assault victims, and that is not acceptable,” Mr.Cohen, the father of two daughters said. “Albany coverups of this nature have gone on for far too long, and the culture of permissiveness among the members has allowed it. What does this silence say to our daughters about the values of our state government? Mr. Latimer has remained silent on this issue for more than a week now, and that speaks volumes.”