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Vito Lopez, Ex-Lawmaker Felled By Harassment Charges, Dies

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ALBANY, N.Y. -- Former Assemblyman Vito Lopez of Brooklyn, once an influential politician who was later brought down by sexual harassment accusations, died Monday night at age 74, according to a report in 

Lopez, who had suffered from cancer, was first elected to the Assembly in 1985 and became chairman of the Housing Committee, nystateofpolitics reported. 

He resigned in 2013 after a state ethics panel ruled that he had harassed members of his staff and violated a state law governing state officers, according to

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