Critics calling for Yonkers GOP chairman to step down amid allegations

The head of the Yonkers Republican Party is under pressure to resign Friday amid allegations from a reputed mobster.

Zehy Jereis has come under fire after accused mobster Mo Sanginiti, through trial testimony, claimed Jereis was paid up to $10,000 to provide information about Westchester district attorney investigations. Jereis, who also works as an executive assistant for state Senator Nick Spano (R-Yonkers), says the allegations are false.

Many Westchester politicians think it would be wise for Jereis resign. Political analyst Mike Edelman says Jereis has an obligation to avoid the appearance of impropriety and step down prior to the Republican convention, which is only days away. Westchester GOP chairwoman Rosemarie Panio says she is polling all party leaders on Jereis? future.

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