Former Spring Valley Deputy Mayor Sentenced Today

Former Spring Valley Deputy Mayor Joseph Desmaret is set to be sentenced this afternoon for his part in the real estate scam from 2013 which focused on nabbing former Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin. In January of 2014, Desmaret plead guilty to mail fraud and extortion after damning evidence captured from an FBI informant exposed his acceptance of a bribe valued at over $10,000. He faces a maximum of 7 to 9 years in prison and made attempts to lessen the sentence by offering information to officials, though prosecutors and the FBI felt, “he was not able to aid the government in any real way”, according to a letter sent by his lawyers to Judge Kenneth Karas, appealing for less prison time. Desmaret was due in court at 2 p.m. at the District Court in White Plains.

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