- Associated Press - Thursday, August 6, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A former upstate New York town supervisor will enter a plea agreement for a felony charge that will be made public next week.

The Times Union of Albany reports (https://bit.ly/1P7PE9q ) Monday’s plea will end a nearly two-year legal battle for former Halfmoon Town Supervisor Melinda Wormuth, who was indicted in Oct. 2013 on federal charges of bribery, extortion and lying to FBI agents.

Federal prosecutors say Wormuth accepted a $7,500 bribe from people lobbying for the legalization of mixed martial arts fighting in New York.

Wormuth is also expected to plead guilty to felony charges of grand larceny in Saratoga County Court for allegedly stealing $6,250 from a campaign account between 2009 and 2013.

The scheduled guilty pleas follow months of negotiations between Wormuth’s attorney and state and federal prosecutors.


Information from: Times Union, https://www.timesunion.com

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