Yonkers community group plans to honor former state Senator Guy Velella

A new controversy is surrounding former state Senator Guy Velella. Velella, who served six months for bribery, has been out of jail for about two months. Now, a community group, dedicated to helping police fight crime in Yonkers, wants to honor the convicted felon. The Second Precinct Community Council will honor Velella later this month, but some say it isn?t right since he has a criminal record. Members of the council, however, say Velella?s criminal record shouldn?t outweigh the good things he did for Yonkers during his 30 years in office. Velella will be receiving the award for raising $20,000 in grants for the precinct, which was used to purchase computers, bicycles and vests for officers.

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