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Another Democrat resigns after sending… nude photos. Yea Boy!

August 4, 2011

A married southern New Jersey lawmaker resigned Tuesday after emailing nude photos of himself to a woman.

Photos of Cumberland County Freeholder Louis N. Magazzu, a Democrat, were posted on a self-described government watchdog website. They appeared to have been taken on a camera phone in front of a mirror, similar to the photos that led to Rep. Anthony Weiner’s recent downfall.

In a resignation letter, Magazzu said, “Unfortunately, in my personal life, I did not always demonstrate the wisdom and balance that I expected from myself, and that the people of Cumberland County deserve and have every right to expect.”

“To spare those I love further pain, and to hopefully begin the process of healing, I hereby resign, as Freeholder and from all other affiliated positions, effective immediately, so that I may privately, through counseling and the grace of God confront my personal responsibilities,” he added.

Magazzu said he sent the photos to a woman who he has never met personally but had struck up a relationship on the internet.He claimed she asked for the photos for herself and he complied. But the woman was actually working with “an avowed political enemy” to distribute the photos, he added.His attorney Rocco C. Cipparone said Magazzu is separated from his wife and was going through the process of a divorce before the photos were taken.

Weiner, a Democrat who served New York’s 9th congressional district, resigned in June in the wake of an accidental tweet of a sexually suggestive picture of himself to his followers.

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