“The glass window welcoming people to the Ramapo supervisor’s office in Town Hall is nameless.
Christopher St. Lawrence’s name had been scratched off the glass Friday after his 16 years of running the county’s largest town with flair and controversy came to an abrupt end.
A federal jury convicted St. Lawrence Friday on 20 of 22 counts of securities fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy to commit fraud involving the financing of the baseball stadium and other projects through borrowing money through bonds. His conviction led to an immediate expulsion from office.
St. Lawrence has turned in his town-owned Chevy Suburban, his personal property boxed, his former office put under lock and key, and his town internet access blocked.
All references to him have been removed from the town website, making him a persona non grata.
No successor has been named by the Town Board, which could leave the position open until voters elect a supervisor in the November election.
Deputy Supervisor Yitzchok Ullman, an elected board member for 10 years, holds the reins of government, responsible for signing papers and overseeing Town Board meetings. St. Lawrence named Ullman in January to replace Councilman Patrick Withers, who had been secretly audiotaping St. Lawrence and others for five years for the FBI.”
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