ALBANY—The mayor of Mount Vernon was arraigned on state felony charges Monday morning for allegedly stealing from his campaign and other alleged violations of state election laws.
Richard Thomas, a 35-year-old Democrat, is accused of stealing nearly $13,000 from his 2015 campaign account and improperly diverting another $45,000 from his inaugural committee for personal use. Thomas also allegedly lied on his financial disclosure to the Board of Elections and on his report to the city of Mount Vernon.
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