- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 12, 2016

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. (AP) - The brother of a suburban New York mayor has resigned from his firefighter post after the unsealing of court documents showing he pleaded guilty to federal gun charges.

Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas confirmed to the Journal News (https://lohud.us/1UMMSsC ) his half-brother, Henry-George Thomas, has stepped down from his job as a city firefighter.

The Democratic mayor said his brother’s resignation involved a “medical challenge.”

But the newspaper reports court documents unsealed Dec. 30 show Henry-George Thomas was charged in April with importing four guns and ammunition from outside New York state and then selling them to an FBI informant.

Henry-George Thomas pleaded guilty in September to charges including unlawful transportation of firearms and conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance. He is to be sentenced March 24.


Information from: The Journal News, https://www.lohud.com

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