- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 7, 2017

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - A municipal judge for a town in Orange County, New York, has been arrested.

Lurlyn Winchester was charged in White Plains federal court Wednesday with making false statements in connection with a residential loan application for a Monroe, New York, condominium. She was arrested at her New City, New York, home.

The justice for the Town Court of Monroe was released on $50,000 bail. Her lawyer did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment.

William F. Sweeney Jr., head of the New York FBI office, said Winchester, a Democrat, falsely claimed she lived in Monroe to meet residency requirements. Monroe is 50 miles north of New York City.

Sweeney said that if anyone should have respect for the law, it should be someone who is entrusted to uphold it.

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