New York Political Sex Scandals

From Eliot Spitzer's prostitution scandal to Anthony Weiner's confession that he sexted with strange women online, New York politicians have been caught up in several sex scandals in recent years.

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Eliot Spitzer speaks to the media with his wife Silda Wall Spitzer while delivering an apology to his family and the public following reported links to a prostitution ring March 10, 2008. He resigned two days later.
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Spitzer's wife, Silda Wall, stood by him in a press conference where he resigned as governor. Spitzer apologized to family and the public following reports of being linked to a prostitution ring.
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David Paterson, right, discusses marital infidelities as his wife, Michelle Paige Paterson, stands nearby during a news conference at the state Capitol in Albany on March 18, 2008. The governor said he had affairs with several women, including a state employee. The admission comes a day after Paterson was inaugurated, taking over for Spitzer after he resigned.
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Vito Fossella speaks to the media on May 2, 2008 in Staten Island about his May 1 arrest outside Washington on charges of driving while intoxicated. The congressman announced days later that he had fathered a 3-year-old daughter with a woman outside his marriage. He later decided not to run again.
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A freshman Democrat from western New York, the 50-year old Massa abruptly resigned his seat in 2010, citing health concerns. News surfaced within days that he was under investigation by a House ethics panel for sexual misconduct, a charge he denied even as he acknowledged participating in tickle fights with some male aides.
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Christopher Lee resigned his upstate New York congressional seat after it was revealed he emailed a shirtless photo to a woman he met online.
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Christopher Lee resigned his upstate New York congressional seat after it was revealed he emailed a shirtless photo to a woman he met online.
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Rep. Anthony Weiner admitted on June 6, 2011 that he sent a lewd photo to a woman who followed him on Twitter, and then lied about it publicly. He also admitted to several inappropriate online relationships.
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BigGovernment.com posted this photo and said it is Anthony Weiner, hours before the New York congressman admitted sexting women he met online.
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BigGovernment.com says this is another photo that Weiner sent to a young woman.
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