Breaking News: Spring Valley Trustee Vilair Fonvil Convicted of Corruption & Money Laundering

Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe announced that Vilair Fonvil was convicted after a bench trial of:
• One count of Corrupting the Government in the Third Degree, a class “D” Felony
• One count of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree as a Crime of Public Corruption, a class “C” Felony
• One count of Money Laundering in the Fourth Degree, a class “E” Felony
• One count of Receiving Reward for Official Misconduct In The Second Degree, a class “E” Felony
 
District Attorney Zugibe said, “The corruption demonstrated by Village Trustee Fonvil is another sad example of the type of behavior that undermines our faith in government. Convictions like these send a loud and clear message that public officials who willfully defy the law will be fully investigated, prosecuted and punished for their actions. The people of Rockland County are fed up with public servants who use their positions for
personal gain, rather than to provide the honest services the community expects.”
 
His co-defendant, Jermika Depas, was reportedly acquitted of all charges.
 
He is scheduled to be sentenced on February 20, 2018 and faces a maximum of 15 years in state prison.

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