- Associated Press - Monday, February 9, 2015

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - A Long Island judge has dismissed criminal charges against a former Democratic legislator who once ran for Congress.

David Mejias (meh-HEE’-uhs) was arrested in November on charges of grand larceny and possession of stolen property. At the time, police said he had stolen a $3,000 pocketbook and $800 bracelet from the home of an ex-girlfriend.

Newsday (https://nwsdy.li/1IEvFzN ) reports that a prosecutor said Monday that the complainant had changed her mind about pursuing the case. The prosecutor said without her cooperation, there was no way to prove its case.

District Court Judge Douglas Lerose then dismissed the charges.

Mejias’ attorney, Oscar Michelen (MISH’-uh-lihn), declined comment.

Mejias, who represented Farmingdale as a Nassau County legislator from 2003 to 2009, lost a 2006 congressional race.

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Information from: Newsday, https://www.newsday.com

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