Two Lawmakers Evicted From Albany Apartments For Not Paying Rent
Earlene Hooper of Nassau County and Annette Robinson of Brooklyn were kicked out of the same apartment building.
The two state lawmakers were evicted from their Albany apartments for failure to pay rent on time.
Saturday, Nov 19, 2011 Updated at 8:02 PM EST
Two state assemblywomen have been evicted from their Albany apartments for failing to pay rent on time.
The New York Daily News reports that Deputy Speaker Earlene Hooper, of Nassau County, and Banking Committee Chairwoman Annette Robinson, of Brooklyn, were kicked out of the same building on Nov. 4 after they failed to show up for court hearings.
Attorney David Green represents the company that owns the building. He says company officials were "just sick and tired of being paid late."
Hooper hadn't paid rent in three months and Robinson was two months behind. Rent in the building was less than $700 per month.
Hooper has since paid up and will be welcomed back. She says it was all a misunderstanding. Robinson didn't respond to a request for comment.
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