MT. VERNON, NY (October 14, 2014) – Following confirmation that Mt. Vernon Mayor Ernest Davis pled guilty to two federal crimes earlier today, Councilman Rich Thomas issued the following statement:
“The news is very disappointing that Mayor Davis, by his own admission, is guilty of two federal crimes pertaining to his personal income taxes. It is a very troubling breach of the public trust and the people of Mount Vernon deserve better,” said Councilman Thomas.
Mount Vernon Mayor Ernest Davis pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of tax evasion and faces up to two years in federal prison when he’s sentenced in January, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara announced.
Councilman Thomas has been a constant political adversary of Mayor Davis over the pass few month on everything from what he calls The Memorial Mistake, referring to the ongoing Memorial Field renovations to an accounting of the city budget and where the funds are being spent.
“I will be working with my colleagues on the City Council and others in Mount Vernon to carefully monitor this situation and to make sure that City business proceeds as smoothly as possible.”
The saga continues