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Mayor Thomas Indicted By Grand Jury

Embattled Mayor Richard Thomas in front of City Hall 2017 [Black Westchester]

Mount Vernon Mayor Richard W. Thomas has been indicted by a grand jury, Wednesday on charges that he stole campaign funds and failed to disclose his receipt of inaugural funds that he used for personal expenses, the New York State Attorney General’s office has confirmed for Black Westchester.

The announcement comes two days after the youngest mayor in Mount Vernon history sued to block acting state Attorney General Barbara Underwood from continuing the prosecution of the mayor in the wake of Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s abrupt resignation last week.

The indictment adds some criminal charges to those lodged when the 35-year-old mayor of Mount Vernon was arrested March 12 but the alleged misconduct is the same as in the criminal complaint that was filed that day.

Mayor Thomas faces charges of three counts of grand larceny in the third degree, grand larceny in the fourth degree and offering a false instrument for filing in the first and second degree.

Mayor Thomas was arrested back in March for allegedly using both his campaign and inaugural account funds to pay his rent, make car payments and purchase a $2,000 Chanel purse.

Mayor Thomas had been scheduled to appear next in City Court on June 1. A date for his arraignment on the indictment in Westchester County Court has not yet been set, the Attorney General’s Office said.

Mayor Richard W. Thomas did not respond to our request for a comment.

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1 Comment on Mayor Thomas Indicted By Grand Jury

  1. WhitewomanMagic // May 24, 2018 at 11:28 PM //

    Most people are wearing a mask. So the fakeness is in everything the are, everything is fake and no one wants to be exposed. Remember anything built on stolen land and stolen idenities is a lie. So there it is. Nothing is as it appears #message.

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