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Rochester, NY Mayor Warren indicted on charges including defraud in first degree and violation of election law

Rochester, N.Y., Mayor Lovely Warren was indicted Friday on campaign finance charges stemming from her re-election campaign three years ago, officials said.

Monroe County District Attorney Sandra Doorley announced that Warren is facing two felonies, including scheme to defraud in the first degree and violation of election law. Also charged were Warren’s campaign treasurer, Albert Jones Jr., and the treasurer of her political action committee, Rosalind Brooks-Harris.

Warren has not been arrested but will be processed, Doorley said. If convicted, she would be removed from office.

Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren is indicted on campaign finance charges.

Under state rules, PACs and committees are forbidden from coordinating. Warren claims the funds were mistakenly placed in the PAC account.

The indictment comes as Warren, a Democrat, faces political turmoil over the city's handling of the death of Daniel Prude, who died after a police encounter in which a hood was placed over his head to keep him from spitting.

He stopped breathing after he was held down by officers and taken off life support a week later.

She suspended seven police officers with pay amid an ongoing investigation and the top leadership of the Rochester Police Department resigned last month. In addition, she permanently relieved the police chief of his duties days before he was slated to retire.
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