Former White Plains Mayor Bradley sentenced to probation

The judge presiding over former White Plains Mayor Adam Bradley's domestic-abuse trial had some harsh words for the now-resigned politician as she sentenced him to three years probation today.

Judge Susan Capici said that Bradley made a bad decision worse when he tried intimidating his wife, who had filed domestic-abuse charges against him, breaking a restraining order handed down by Capici in the process.

Capici found Bradley guilty on five of the 10 charges that Bradley's wife, Fumiko, had filed against him after she says he abused her both emotionally and physically. The judge also issued a permanent order of protection for her.

The Westchester District Attorney's Office had recommended jail time for Bradley, saying that he put his own interests before those of his wife, children, the legal system and White Plains courts.

Bradley's attorney said his client has completed 26 court-ordered counseling sessions, and should be treated fairly.

Bradley's wife did not attend today's proceedings, but submitted a letter that was read for the courtroom, in which she wrote, "I want this case to show that there is justice and hope for anybody to be free from violence."

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