Bronx prosecutors have dismissed domestic violence charges against Bronx state Sen. Luis Sepulveda, The Post has learned.
The lawmaker’s attorney, Marvin Raskin, confirmed that the case against the veteran legislator was dropped and sealed in Bronx Criminal Court on Monday morning.
“In the midst of a political campaign and for the past 10 months Senator Sepulveda has borne the burden of defending an unfounded complaint filed as a calculated attempt to leverage an out-of-state divorce action,” Raskin said in a statement, adding that the senator “never once flinched in defense of these allegations.”
“He now stands exonerated of all accusations and will continue to fight resolutely to regain his reputation and remain unwavering in his representation and commitment to his constituents,” the statement said.
Sepulveda, 57, had turned himself in to the NYPD in January after his estranged wife, Elizabeth Sepulveda, 40, accused him of choking her at their West Farms apartment.
Luis Sepulveda, who chaired the Senate Crime Victims, Crime and Corrections Committee, was charged with assault, harassment and criminal obstruction of breathing.
He remained free without bail and repeatedly denied the allegations.
In an email Monday, a spokeswoman for the Bronx District Attorney’s Office said the case was tossed because prosecutors “are unable to meet our burden of proof” and that “the complaining witness no longer wishes to testify.”
Elizabeth Sepulveda did not return a call seeking comment.
At the time of his arrest, Luis Sepulveda was running for Bronx borough president. He lost the Democratic primary in June.
This is an excerpt from the New York Post.
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