NY Prosecutor Admits Lying About His Porn Star Past
Mark Suben appeared in adult films in '70s
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 17, 2012 10:24 AM CST
Cortland County District Attorney Mark Suben.   (AP Photo/The Cortland Standard, Bob Ellis)

(Newser) – A district attorney in upstate New York has admitted that he acted in pornographic movies in the 1970s, then lied about it during his second campaign. Mark Suben, the DA in Cortland County near Syracuse since 2008, held a news conference yesterday to fess up. "Recently materials have been circulated alleging that I was involved in the adult film industry about 40 years ago in New York," he said. "Those allegations are true."

Suben apologized for his "bad judgment" by acting in porn and by lying about, but didn't take questions to elaborate. A spokeswoman said he would not resign. "This was nearly 40 years ago. It was not illegal. Mark Suben was not yet married. He was not practicing law." WSTM-TV in Syracuse published a story yesterday that said Suben had acted under his name and the pseudonym Gus Thomas. As recently as last month, Suben had said "there was no truth" to the porn allegations.

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Kookey90
Nov 19, 2012 12:38 AM CST
By the looks of that picture it's hard to believe this guy was once a porn star. Anyway forty years ago is a long time and he's obviously cleaned up his act; I see nothing wrong with this.
HANKHILL
Nov 18, 2012 3:04 PM CST
so what a job is a job! nbd!
Naked_Emperor
Nov 18, 2012 2:14 PM CST
Yea, he lied alright. He was never a "star". He was just the fluffer.