Ramapo town supervisor found guilty of 20 counts in corruption case

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A jury has found Ramapo Town Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence guilty of 20 counts in his federal corruption case.

The jury deliberated for five hours on Thursday after four weeks of testimony, and several hours Friday morning before finding him guilty on 20 of 22 counts of federal securities and wire fraud.

Prosecutors had said St. Lawrence repeatedly lied about the town's finances in order to get better deals on $25 million in municipal bonds he borrowed to build a ballpark in the town.

St. Lawrence had repeatedly denied all of the allegations.

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