Attorney Joe Damelio talks about the bribery charges his client, Assemblyman Joe Errigo, faces. Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
From left, the late Assemblyman Bill Nojay, lobbyist Robert Scott Gaddy and Nojay's successor, Assemblyman Joseph Errigo.(Photo: Staff image)
In September 2016, Assemblyman Bill Nojay, facing a federal criminal charge accusing him of stealing money from a trust fund he handled as an attorney, killed himself.
More than two years later, the assemblyman who took his seat — Joseph Errigo — was arrested and accused of bribery.
Since Errigo’s arrest Wednesday, some in political circles have engaged in occasional dark humor about the possibly jinxed 133rd Assembly seat held by Nojay and Errigo. And, while there may seem to be no connection between the arrests, the seeds of the criminal charges do arise from