A former New York lawmaker accepted a $5,000 kickback from a contractor who hosted him at a Notre Dame football game and then lied about it to FBI agents involved in a widening corruption probe, federal prosecutors said Thursday.
Former Assemblyman Rob Walker was charged with obstruction of justice and making false statements. Walker, 43, pleaded not guilty in court Thursday and was released on $200,000 bond.
There was no immediate response to a request for comment from his lawyer.
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