State hires outside firm to handle allegations


ALBANY, N.Y. (WIVB)- New York State lawmakers are pouring your tax dollars into contracts with an outside firm to handle allegations of sexual harassment.

The move comes after a series of high-profile cases involving lawmakers in Albany. Just last month, State Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak resigned after several women came forward accused of him of crossing the line.

The state’s contracts with a downstate law firm add up to more than $200,000. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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