Mark Suben, New York District Attorney for Cortland County, has come clean after lying about reporters prior to this year's election about his past as a porn star. Suben defeated Republican defense attorney Keith Dayton, and has recently admitted that, yes, he was a porn star during the '70s. Suben had been probed about his history, and denied appearing in any adult films. In an interview last week, he owned up to everything:

"I used bad judgment myself in my youth. Recently, materials have been circulating (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."

At the moment, it doesn't look like Suben plans to resign. At least he's free of a burden.

[via Gothamist]