Former Ramapo Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence sentencing has been rescheduled for Nov. 27 within the federal courthouse in White Plains.
Aaron Troodler today was spared prison time when he was sentenced to probation and a $20,000 fine as a reward for testifying against his co-defendant, former Ramapo Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence, who has been sentenced to prison on his May securities fraud conviction.
The disbarred attorney was given 18 months supervised release by U.S. District Court Judge Cathy Seibel, who ruled he must pay $15,000 immediately, then $550 a month for 18 months.
Troodler apologized for his actions, saying he embarrassed himself and his family. His parents and about a dozen other friends and family members were in the crowd in White Plains on Tuesday as the sentence was pronounced.
The U.S. Probation Office recommended probation and a $25,000 fine for Troodler, according to the former Ramapo town assistant attorney’s sentencing memorandum filed with the U.S. District Court in White Plains.
PLEA: Aaron Troodler pleads guilty
PLEA DEAL: Troodler will testify against Ramapo’s St. Lawrence
DISBARRED: Aaron Troodler’s law license revoked
Seibel presided over the St. Lawrence trial in April and May and took Troodler’s guilty plea in March.
Both St. Lawrence and Troodler — as officials of the economic engine Ramapo Local Development Corp. — were charged with securities fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy involving the falsification of documents seeking bond financing for the town baseball stadium and other infrastructure projects. They also oversaw financing of the 132-unit Ramapo Commons condominium project.
The memorandum submitted to Seibel by Troodler’s attorneys says the government agreed Troodler played a minor role in the fraud, didn’t benefit financially, and has no prior criminal history. The memorandum notes his devotion to community service and his wife and their four children.
The memorandum also promotes Troodler as a family man who is primary caretaker for his four children — ranging in age from 7 to 19 — because his wife works as a school principal. They now live in Pennsylvania.
“This case is a deeply unfortunate aberration in Troodler’s otherwise unblemished life,” the memorandum states, noting Troodler’s testimony over three days in April and May tied St. Lawrence to…