Two gops Arrested On Coercion And Official Misconduct Charges # 315 # 316
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Deputy Mayor, former Village Manager, indicted and arrested on numerous charges
MONTICELLO – Deputy Monticello Mayor T.C. Hutchins and former Village Manager John LiGreci were arrested Friday and indicted on a charges of coercion and official misconduct, accused of committing crimes while attempting to hire a friend of Hutchins’ as a patrol officer.
Hutchins, LiGreci and Monticello resident Kariem McCline were driven to the Sullivan County Courthouse in police cruisers and led into the courtroom in handcuffs, where a 13-count indictment was unsealed by Judge Frank LaBuda.
Hutchins and LiGreci, a former town of Lumberland supervisor and chairman of the county Republican committee, were charged with two counts of first-degree coercion, a felony that carries a sentence of up to seven years in prison on conviction. LiGreci is charged with a second felony of falsifying business records. Both were charged with multiple counts of misdemeanor official misconduct. LiGreci was fired last month by the village.