“Spring Valley village Trustee Vilair Fonvil denied stealing money from a summer camp program as he took the stand Thursday during his public corruption trial.
Fonvil, 54, a trustee since December 2013, gave his explanation for a series of cashed checks, and how the summer program was run despite logistical problems under questioning from his attorney, Kevin Dunlap.
Fonvil told the judge he lives off his government salary of $25,000 a year while his wife is paid $115,000 annually as a nurse at a New York City hospital. They have one child. Fonvil said he doesn’t have a bank account in his name because an attorney from a former case has a judgment garnishing his wages for what started as an $80,000 legal bill. [Read more…]