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Chester supervisor staying in post until November sentencing

<p>Embattled Chester Town Supervisor Alex Jamieson is being forced to resign his position, but he says he&rsquo;ll remain in the post until he is sentenced in November.</p>

News 12 Staff

Sep 30, 2018, 8:22 PM

Updated 2,092 days ago

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Embattled Chester Town Supervisor Alex Jamieson is being forced to resign his position, but he says he’ll remain in the post until he is sentenced in November.
It comes after he was arrested in May on charges brought by the state Attorney General’s Office. Jamieson pleaded guilty to two charges of wrongfully collecting almost $6,000 in unemployment checks while working for the town.
Jamieson will be forced to step down from his position as town supervisor on Nov. 20, but until then he intends on staying put.
"There's still some work for me to do here. This is the budget season, which is the most important time for the taxpayers and everything else,” he says.
Jamieson won’t be allowed to work on the budget alone. He will be under supervision during his last weeks in office.
He says the charges brought against him are unrelated to his work as the town supervisor.
"It had nothing to do with me stealing money. It had nothing to do with me taking money from the town," he says. "I'm not hiding nothing it's right here on my screen."
News 12 asked Jamieson if he would consider running for office again. “I will hold that open,” he says, adding, “Never say never.”
The Chester Town board will pick Jamieson's replacement once he resigns.
In addition to his resignation, Jamieson will also repay the nearly $6,000.


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