2 businessman sentenced in bribing of assemblyman

State Assemblyman Eric Stevenson exits the Court for State Assemblyman Eric Stevenson exits the Court for the Southern District of New York after being declared guilty of taking bribes. (Jan. 13, 2014) Photo Credit: Agaton Strom

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Two Ukrainian businessmen who pleaded guilty last year to bribing former Bronx Assemb. Eric Stevenson were sentenced to 20 months and 9 months in prison in federal court in Manhattan on Tuesday.

David Binman, 52, of Glendale, and Igor Belyansky, 42, of the Bronx, were among a group of four senior center promoters who paid Stevenson $20,000 for favors. Another legislator, former Assemb. Nelson Castro, wore a wire in the investigation.

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Binman was sentenced to 9 months in prison, and Belyansky was given 20 months. Co-defendants Igor Tsimerman and Rostislav Belyansky were sentenced to 24 and 18 months.

Stevenson was convicted in January. His sentencing is scheduled for May.

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