Legislator Sparaco’s Sentencing Date Postponed

Rockland County Legislator Frank Sparaco was seen in court on Thursday was seen in court on Thursday where he was set to receive his sentence for charges of election fraud for allegedly submitting forged petitions to the Board of Elections. Instead, Clarkstown Judge Howard Gerber was forced to delay the sentencing until April 23 due to the fact that Sparaco has yet to resign from his position within the Legislature, was a part of his plea deal with the Rockland District Attorney’s Office. The deal required that he serve eight weekends in County Jail, and remain uninvolved in politics for the length of a three year probation, as well as resign from the legislature one day before his sentencing. Reluctantly Gerber recognized Sparaco’s choice to hire a new attorney, Kevin Conway of Spring Valley, and allowed the change in court ate due to the transition to the case. After threatening the maximum sentence of one-year in jail for breaking a court order by not giving up his position in the county, Gerber also ordered that Sparaco must resign by Wednesday April 22.

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