NEW YORK (AP/PIX11) — A New York state lawmaker has pleaded guilty to federal charges in a deal that requires her to resign from office.
Assemblywoman Gabriela Rosa pleaded guilty Friday to lying to immigration authorities about her marital relationship in 2005.
The Democrat, who has represented Upper Manhattan, also pleaded guilty to making false statements in a bankruptcy petition in 2009.
The 47-year-old has agreed not to contest any sentence between a year and 18 months. She will be sentenced on Oct. 3.
The case is the latest in a series involving criminal allegations that have dogged dozens of state lawmakers in recent years. Several legislators have been convicted of corruption-related offenses including embezzlement, bribery or tax evasion.
Rosa’s legislative biography says she was born in the Dominican Republic and came to New York in 1994.
In an interview with City & State in 2014, Rosa outlines her top priorities at the State of the State Cocktail Reception in Albany.