Westchester County Board of Legislators holds first meeting following chair’s resignation, arrest of former aide

Catherine Borgia’s resignation comes after other legislators called for her removal, citing claims that she knew about the allegations against aide Anand Singh yet did not fire him until a video of the alleged crime was released earlier this month.

News 12 Staff

May 1, 2023, 8:55 PM

Updated 359 days ago

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The Westchester County Board of Legislators held its first meeting since its chair, Catherine Borgia, resigned and a staffer was arrested and charged with attempted enticement of a minor.
Borgia announced her resignation on Friday but will stay on as a member of the 17-member legislative body.
Nancy Barr has been named by the board as acting chair. According to the rules of the board, she will hold the position for a maximum of 60 days.
Borgia’s resignation comes after other legislators called for her removal, citing claims that she knew about the allegations against aide Anand Singh yet did not fire him until a video of the alleged crime was released earlier this month.
Former aide Anand Singh, 33, was arrested by the FBI on Monday following accusations that he shared explicit messages with someone he believed was a 14-year-old girl.
The charges against him allege that in December 2022, Singh used a dating app to communicate with an individual posing as the female teen about arranging to engage in sexual activity and made plans to meet the individual at an apartment building.
A group called OBL Global posted a video online appearing to show him exchanging messages with and eventually driving to visit the individual posing as the teen.
After his arrest, Borgia released a statement, which said in part, "The FBI Safe Streets Task Force has arrested former Board of Legislators employee Anand Singh. I called on them to investigate 2 weeks ago. I want to thank the FBI for their swift response."
She later thanked the Westchester County Department of Public Safety for their investigation and cooperation with law enforcement.
Singh is being detained and has a bail hearing scheduled for Wednesday. The charge he's facing has a minimum sentence of 10 years and a maximum of life in prison.


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