Assemblywoman target of sexual harassment probe

Posted at 7:03 PM, Sep 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-10 19:03:11-04

New York State Assemblywoman Angela Wozniak is being investigated following allegations of sexual harassment.

Her attorney, Steve Cohen, confirms the Assembly Ethics Committee is investigating the married mother of one who represents the 143rd District.

The committee has requested her computer hard drives and cell phone, which according to Cohen have been turned over.

Cohen tells 7 Eyewitness News her accuser is a former staffer. According to Politico New York, an Albany-based news website, the former staffer claims he was coerced into a sexual relationship while working in Albany.

The Assembly Ethics Committee chair said he had no comment when asked about the investigation.  Cohen pointed out that no charges have been filed against his client.

Wozniak took office after her predecessor, Dennis Gabryszak, resigned amid sexual harassment accusations made by several of his staffers.

Wozniak, a Conservative who largely ran on a platform of ethics reform in Albany, was the first non-Democrat to win in the heavily Democratic 143rd District in more than 50 years.

When she won her seat last year, Wozniak said, “Albany is corrupt and I think voters knew that. I wanted to let voters know that just as I did in Cheektowaga, I shined the light on corruption, I wanted to do that in Albany.”




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