Mount Vernon mayor briefly hospitalized

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The embattled mayor of Mount Vernon is back home this morning after being treated for flu symptoms at a hospital on Wednesday.

Mayor Richard Thomas posted a picture on Instagram that his son drew for him and said he was battling a virus.

Thomas also thanked the doctors and nurses for their help.

Thomas is facing felony charges for allegedly using campaign and inauguration account funds for his own personal use and is also under investigation for using city money to pay for his legal team.

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