December 15, 2014 [Mount Vernon, NY] — Residents and taxpayers of Mount Vernon have obtained the legal counsel from Michael J. Khader, P.C. to represent them concerning the alleged violations on the Mount Vernon City Charter by Mayor Ernest Davis.
On Monday, a letter was hand delivered to Ms. Hina Sherwanin on the City of Mount Vernon stating that, ‘Mayor Davis pleaded guilty to tax related crimes and pursuant to Article IV of the Mount Vernon City Charter, it clearly states:
Article IV: Officers and Elections
§ 25 Penalty of violation of duty
Any officer or employee who willfully violates or evades any provision of law, or of this chapter, or by culpable neglect of duty allows any public property to be lost to the City, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and, in addition to the penalties imposed by law, shall on conviction forfeit his office or employment.
The letter continues to state; Accordingly, it strongly appears that Mayor Ernest Davis became ineligible to serve in the capacity of Mayor of the City of Mt. Vernon upon his guilty plea in October 2014. Further, it is our understanding that your office ua aware of the above provisions and willfully ignored public inquires/statements at City run public meetings, and possible official request, seeking an opinion on this matter.
You can read the letter in its entirety here: Letter to Mayor of Mt. Vernon
Mayor Ernie Davis is facing a new set of allegations in the wake of his guilty plea on federal tax charges, according to News 12 Westchester. Davis is now being accused of asking City Hall staffers to write letters on his behalf to the judge who will sentence him next month, News 12 Westchester reported.
Davis contends a memo giving instruction on how to write the letter and where to send it was distributed only upon request, News 12 Westchester said.
A city hall staffer who asked to remain anonymous in fear of retaliation share the letter that went to staffers instructing them on how to write a letter to the judge. The letter from Jeremy H. Temkins, Esq. and Daniel I. Wachtell, Esq., includes an outline of how to organize the letter, what points to include and informs those who want to writer letters to put these things in their own words.
You can also read this letter in its entirety here: ED Letter to Emp (1)
Mayor Ernest D. Davis, 76, returns to court for sentencing January 26th and could receive as much as two years in federal prison.