Opening arguments from the defense and prosecution began in the Chris St. Lawrence fraud and corruption trial yesterday in U.S. District Court in White Plains, where the jury does not feature a single juror from Rockland County. The Journal News reported the defense attorney told the jury St. Lawrence is a victim of politics who should not be held accountable for actions that were approved by town auditors and passed by the town board. The prosecutor, the Journal News reported, called St. Lawrence a politician who orchestrated an agenda-driven scheme to build a baseball stadium, no matter what. Ramapo’s Supervisor is charged in a 22-count federal indictment with wire and securities fraud, and conspiracy. Court is not in session today, the case resumes Monday with Jefferies LLC managing director Ned Flynn on the stand. Jefferies was the underwriter for a $25 million bond for the baseball stadium.
CSL Trial Underway
April 21, 2017 By