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Gabriela Rosa, a New York assemblywoman in her first term representing a district of Upper Manhattan, became the latest state lawmaker to be forced out of office as she pleaded guilty in a corruption case in federal court on Friday.
Ms. Rosa, unlike some of her convicted colleagues, was not accused of bribery; she was undone by making false statements, including one concerning a marriage that she admitted was part of an immigration scheme.
Ms. Rosa told the judge, Denise Cote, of United States District Court in Manhattan, that she had gotten married some years ago to “regularize my immigration status.”
“I married this person and it was not a real marriage,” she said.