Way to go, New York! We went seven weeks without an elected official being charged with corruption! (If you're a pessimist, then it's only been three weeks since ex-Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes' alleged corruption was revealed.) Today, upper Manhattan Assemblywoman Gabriela Rosa is in the hot seat.
The NY Times reports, "Rosa...who was in her first term representing a district of Upper Manhattan, is expected to plead guilty in a corruption case in federal court in Manhattan on Friday afternoon. No previous charges have been announced publicly against Ms. Rosa, and it was unclear what allegations she would admit to. But the United States attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York issued an advisory on Friday afternoon, saying that a hearing for Ms. Rosa in a public corruption matter had been scheduled and using language that typically indicates that a plea is expected."
Of course, Rosa could change her mind about a plea. According to the Daily News, Rosa said after her winning her Assembly seat, "To become the first Dominican-born woman elected in the history of the Assembly of New York, it’s big."