BOSTON – State Sen. Dianne Wilkerson, who was photographed by the FBI allegedly stuffing bribe money under her sweater, says she's not resigning immediately, saying she wants an orderly transition.
Wilkerson made the statement despite a vote by the state Senate last week calling on her to give up her seat.
The decision followed Wilkerson's arrest by FBI agents last month on charges of attempted extortion as a public official and theft of honest services as a state senator. She is accused of accepting $23,500 in bribes from undercover agents she believed were businessmen.
Wilkerson had abandoned an effort to retain her Senate seat through a write-in campaign against fellow Democrat Sonia Chang-Diaz, who won the September primary.