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Former Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence faces as much as 14 years in federal jail when sentenced Nov. 27 by Decide Cathy Seibel in U.S. District Courthouse in White Plains. A jury convicted St. Lawrence of 20 counts of securities fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy.
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Former Ramapo Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence arrives with lawyer, Michael Burke of Suffern, for sentencing for corruption-associated convictions at U.S. Courthouse in White Plains on Nov. 27, 2017.
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WHITE PLAINS – Christopher St. Lawrence’s fall from grace turned full Wednesday when a federal decide sentenced the former Ramapo supervisor to 30 months in jail and a $seventy five,000 positive for fraud involving the financing of his pet venture, the baseball stadium.
St. Lawrence sat stoically and confirmed no emotion as Decide Cathy Seibel learn his sentence Wednesday afternoon on the federal courthouse in White Plains.
The previous longtime city official additionally could have three years supervised launch.
The decide stated St. Lawrence lied constantly through the years with a view to get the ballpark constructed.
“He thought it was a great idea, even though his constituents didn’t,” the judge said. “He chose over and over to scheme, hide the truth and lie over the years.”
She added, “If he had told the truth, it would be a disagreement over policy and there would be no fraud.”
The former supervisor apologized after the sentence was pronounced, saying he was “deeply ashamed” of his actions.
“I was born and raised in the town of Ramapo,” he said. “It’s been an honor following my father in public service. … I am deeply sorry and apologize. I am deeply ashamed for what I’ve done to the citizens of this community. This has brought shame to my family and me. I stand here deeply humbled.”
St. Lawrence left the courthouse, looking straight ahead and making no comment.
But his lawyer Michael Burke said, “We are disappointed with the sentencing and the conviction and we will appeal both.”
St. Lawrence was ordered to report to prison March 15.
The jury that convicted St. Lawrence on May 19 of 20…