- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - A Long Island Democratic leader says he has opted against replacing a troubled state Senate candidate on the November ballot.

Nassau County Legislator David Denenberg dropped out of the race in the 8th senatorial district last week. He was accused in a lawsuit by his former law firm of creating fictitious bills, expense reports and other transgressions.

The allegations have been forwarded to federal prosecutors for further investigation.

Denenberg dropped out to fight the allegations.

Democrats had considered employing a technicality to replace him on the ballot. The move would have required Denenberg to run for a state judgeship, which opponents decried.

But Democratic leader Jay Jacobs tells Newsday (https://nwsdy.li/1vsc10g ) he has decided against the maneuver. Jacobs says his focus will shift to other key Senate contests.

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Information from: Newsday, https://www.newsday.com


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