The indicted Ramapo Supervisor, Christopher St. Lawrence, will be in the United States District Court in White Plains this afternoon to appear before Judge Cathy Seibel.
St. Lawrence and Aaron Troodler, the executive director of St. Lawrence’s Ramapo Local Development Corporation (RLDC), are each charged with 8 counts of securities fraud, each of which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison; 13 counts of wire fraud, each of which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison; and one count of conspiracy, which carries a maximum sentence of 5 years in prison.
The court meeting follows a previous appearance in April at which the court gave St. Lawrence’s attorneys 90 days to review the evidence accumulated by the prosecution against the two. Our estimate of the amount of material that will be used to prove the government’s case is approximately 129,582,000 pages of Word documents. (See The mountain of evidence St. Lawrence’s attorney must climb.)
With a scheduling at 4:30, it’s assumed today’s appearance will involve procedural matters that can be managed in under half-an-hour.