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Cortland County district attorney admits acting in porn movies in 1970s
Syracuse Post-Standard ^ | November 18, 2012 | John O'Brien

Posted on 11/18/2012 6:19:02 AM PST by billorites

Mark Suben, the Cortland County district attorney, said today he acted in pornographic movies in the 1970s.

In a 3 p.m. news conference today, he admitted that he lied about his history to The Post-Standard and other news operations in the days before the Nov. 6 election. He was re-elected to a second term.

He said he would continue as district attorney. After he was done, he walked out without responding to reporters' questions.

Suben is a Democrat. He defeated Republican defense attorney Keith Dayton 9,815-7,507, according to unofficial results.

Speaking from a conference room in his private-practice law office, he read a statement and said he would take no questions. His wife was in the room.

He talked about his time handling the criminal cases of youths "because it has been my experience that they can become productive members of the community."

He continued:

"I know this firsthand. I used bad judgment myself in my youth. Recently, materials have been circulated alleging (indicating) that I was an actor in the adult film industry years ago in New York.

"Those allegations are true. I was an actor in adult films in the early 1970s. I also acted in other venues, off-Broadway, soap operas.

"A few weeks ago, when asked, I denied this to members of the press. I regret that and I apologize. I was shocked to be confronted by this so many years later.

"I was embarrassed for my family and friends who have stood by me. I also denied my actions to my family, my friends and my staff. After that brief period of my life, I found my calling in the law, particularly in prosecution, and have dedicated my life and my career to doing what I've been elected to do - protecting my home community.

"I will continue to do that. I cannot defend my bad judgment, both my involvement years ago and my denial of it recently."

The issue got forced when someone posted a YouTube video that claimed to reveal Suben's history, saying that he appeared in porn movies under another name. WSTM, Channel 3, posted to its website today a story based on the video.

Suben was raised in Cortland and graduated from Cortland High School. He has grown sons.

Suben has been acting City Court Judge, City Corporation Counsel and a Cortland County Attorney. He is past president of the Cortland County Bar Association and belongs to the Elks Lodge, Cortland County Farm Bureau and is a snare drummer in the Old Timers Band.

Suben was raised in Cortland and graduated from Cortland High School. He graduated from the University of Rochester, the University of Wisconsin and Fordham Law School, according to the biography on his election web site.

He said he worked 7 years in Wall Street law firms before he became a prosecutor. He worked 7 years as an assistant district attorney in the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office, then as a senior assistant district attorney in the Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office.

After he left Onondaga County, he spent 13 years in his own practice. He was first elected Cortland County District Attorney in 2008.

For 17 years, he has taught criminal trial practice as an adjunct professor at the Syracuse University Law School.

The Subens bought a house in Skaneateles in 1985 and traveled there from New York City on weekends. They moved to Skaneateles in 1992, his wife Susan Suben said in a 1999 story in The Post-Standard.

"We just wanted to get the heck out of New York City," she said at the time.

Susan Suben and a friend started the Helping Hands project in 1994, which uses donations to provide the Skaneateles Central School District with money for sports equipment, music rentals, eyeglasses and other items for students.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: democrat; gusthomas; marksuben; porn; suben

1 posted on 11/18/2012 6:19:08 AM PST by billorites
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To: billorites
See related story Is Cortland DA Mark Suben the porn actor Gus Thomas? A YouTube tipster makes the case.

And this one too For Cortland DA, a 40-year secret emerges about his adult-film past.


2 posted on 11/18/2012 6:24:19 AM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: billorites

Well it seems like he changed his life around. I guess he could be used as an example of dumb youth stuff and become a productive member of society. I just wish that Republicans were given the same opportunity by the media.


3 posted on 11/18/2012 6:25:32 AM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: billorites
A big YUCK to both the past Mr Suben and the present Mr Suben!!


4 posted on 11/18/2012 6:27:47 AM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: billorites

Sounds like we would have heard about this from someone other than himself in the near future. No to worry all is forgiven, matter of fact this might help your campaign for re election. Rats love a good humanitarian rat story


5 posted on 11/18/2012 6:31:24 AM PST by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: billorites
Interesting story, and thanks for posting it.

My aunt lives in the nearby Finger Lakes area---which is beautiful, by the way. She votes straight Democrat, and I'll ask her about this.

6 posted on 11/18/2012 6:31:29 AM PST by Calliecat
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To: napscoordinator

Yes, he turned his life around. However, the real problem here is that he intentionally lied to cover up his past to get elected. I give him some points for coming clean, but he should have done it before the election.


7 posted on 11/18/2012 6:34:09 AM PST by rbg81
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To: billorites

Not to worry Mark, it’s a resume enhancer since you’re a Demonrat.


8 posted on 11/18/2012 6:35:30 AM PST by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: rbg81

Any word if Ron Jeremy is running for County Sheriff?


9 posted on 11/18/2012 6:37:56 AM PST by PJ-Comix (Beware the Rip in the Space/Time Continuum)
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To: billorites

Admitting? Or bragging?


10 posted on 11/18/2012 6:38:28 AM PST by Glenmore
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To: billorites
Hetero? Homo? Farm Animals?

His photos from the 1970's look like Buck Naked with more hair.

11 posted on 11/18/2012 6:40:09 AM PST by Bernard ('He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else' - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: billorites

wait, the prosecutor is a liar? How will that work?


12 posted on 11/18/2012 6:40:45 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: billorites

And? 40 years ago?


13 posted on 11/18/2012 6:42:16 AM PST by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: PJ-Comix

County Engineer. He can pave the back roads.


14 posted on 11/18/2012 6:43:28 AM PST by bleach (If I agreed with you, we would both be wrong.)
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To: napscoordinator

He’s a govt. lawyer. Take him down and ruin him on principle. Lawyers have the US in a stranglehold. They pass 10’s of 1000’s of laws every year, and a magnitude more rules and regulations. Like it or not a period of lawlessness is now needed to fix this.


15 posted on 11/18/2012 6:48:41 AM PST by wrencher
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To: Bernard; F15Eagle; Larry Lucido
His photos from the 1970's look like Buck Naked with more hair.

Nah. Buck had a more wholesome look about him.


16 posted on 11/18/2012 7:00:04 AM PST by Gamecock (Bayonets, Benghazi, Balls, Binders, Big Bird, Birth Control, BS.....)
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To: billorites

Magic 8-Ball Alinsky sez: Force him out. He’ll have to recuse on too much. Defense lawyers will be able to poison every solicitation case, etc. Breitbart needs to work on this.


17 posted on 11/18/2012 7:08:07 AM PST by StAnDeliver (Own It.)
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Donate here!

FReepathon is still on. Day 49
If not now, when?



18 posted on 11/18/2012 7:17:34 AM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: billorites

Even at this press conference he failed to mention that it was homosexual porn.


19 posted on 11/18/2012 7:27:10 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Benghazi: What Did Baraq Know And When Did He Know It?)
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To: billorites
"Suben is a Democrat."

Natch...

20 posted on 11/18/2012 7:31:05 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Gay State Conservative
Susan,

get another blood test, quick!


21 posted on 11/18/2012 7:34:33 AM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted.)
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To: billorites
Wow. He was Trayvon before being Trayvon was cool!


22 posted on 11/18/2012 7:37:09 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: KosmicKitty

There is something of a depraved woodchuck that carries through in both photos.


23 posted on 11/18/2012 7:46:43 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans. Don't read their lips. Watch their hands.)
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To: billorites

all that’s missing is that he is a church elder and leads Sunday choir....


24 posted on 11/18/2012 8:09:54 AM PST by cherry
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To: KosmicKitty

I’ll bet it was homo porn....he looks in homosexual in that “youth” picture....


25 posted on 11/18/2012 8:10:44 AM PST by cherry
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To: billorites

I always thought this was a requirement before you could go to law school.


26 posted on 11/18/2012 8:50:34 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (We need Comprehensive Election Reform, NOW!)
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To: KosmicKitty
40 years later, and 50 pounds heavier but kept the porn star 'stache.

You can tell the porn was made in the '70s. The guy's d*ck had sideburns.

27 posted on 11/18/2012 8:50:43 AM PST by boop ("I need another Cutty Sark"-LBJ)
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To: billorites

Who wants to be tried by a professinal “f*cker”?

Thought not.

Worse yet, this “professional f*cker”, now lawyer, is typical of the Big Sh*tty perspective which has culminated in a situation where only 50 counties in all of America were able to take America into communism.


28 posted on 11/18/2012 10:15:46 AM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: PJ-Comix

**Any word if Ron Jeremy is running for County Sheriff?***

You mean ROLL for Sheriff?


29 posted on 11/18/2012 1:50:30 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (The parasites now outnumber the producers.)
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To: billorites

Early 1970s? Wasn’t that before porn became legal?


30 posted on 11/18/2012 1:51:25 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (The parasites now outnumber the producers.)
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