“Longtime [New York] Assemblyman Anthony Seminerio, 73, Democrat-Conservative of South Ozone Park and the chief sponsor of a state bill to ban same-sex marriage, was arrested on September 10 after an FBI sting that uncovered a scheme through which political bribes were paid to a phony consulting company he set up to receive them. Among those who paid the bribes were representatives of hospitals seeking favorable treatment in Albany.” [GCN]