Cortland District Attorney Was A 70's Porn Star

CORTLAND, N.Y. -- A district attorney in upstate New York has admitted that he acted in pornographic movies in the 1970s, then lied when questioned about it during his second campaign.

Mark Suben, the DA in Cortland County since 2008, held a news conference Friday to say he had lied about his past in the days before this year's election.

"Recently materials have been circulated alleging that I was involved in the adult film industry about 40 years ago in New York. Those allegations are true," he said. "I was an actor in adult films for a short period in the early `70s. I was also an actor in other venues including off-Broadway, soap operas and commercial advertisements."

He apologized for his actions and said he used "bad judgment" by acting in porn and by lying about it. He wouldn't take questions, including whether he should resign. On his way out of the news conference, several people said, "You lied to me, Mark."

Suben in a scene from one of his porn movies.

Suben's spokeswoman, Aimee Milks, said Suben will not resign.

WSTM-TV in Syracuse Friday published a story that said Suben acted under his name and pseudonym Gus Thomas.  That news story followed a posting on YouTube that compares images of Suben with Thomas.

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