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

(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.

Cortland County District Attorney Mark Suben.
Cortland County District Attorney Mark Suben.   (AP Photo/The Cortland Standard, Bob Ellis)
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