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  Corrupt ex-mayor of NY town running for old seat thanks to state loophole
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Last EditedRP  Apr 20, 2021 11:47pm
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AuthorCarl Campanile
News DateThursday, April 15, 2021 03:50:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionIn an only-in-New York story, former Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin, who was ensnared in a federal corruption scandal tied to former state Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith, is running for her old job after serving four years in prison.

One of her wannabe opponents in the Democratic primary, Vilair Fonvil, a former Spring Valley trustee, was convicted of felony state crimes for stealing $11,000 from a summer camp program run by the village. The crimes included grand larceny, corruption and official misconduct.

Fonvil went to court to knock Jasmin off the ballot, arguing her federal felony conviction barred her from running for office under state and federal law. He has appealed to overturn his convictions.

State Supreme Court Justice Paul Marx ruled that a loophole allows federal convict Jasmin to run for office again despite her crimes, but prohibits Fonvil from doing so.
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