Jasmin, a Democrat-elected Spring Valley official for more than a decade and mayor from 2008 to 2013, is serving a four-year sentence that started in February 2016 for corruption after selling her vote on a proposed community center and catering hall.
She demanded $5,000 and 50 percent interest in the fictional business, a product of a sting operation involving a corrupt Monsey business and undercover FBI agents.
A federal judge convicted her of mail fraud and Hobbs Act extortion.
U.S. District Court Justice Colleen McMahon found, after a five-day bench trial, that Jasmin had taken cash and an ownership stake in the project pitched by Monsey developer, Moses Mark Stern, who was working as an undercover FBI operative. Stern became an operative to work off his mortgage fraud crimes undercovered by the Rockland District Attorney’s Office.
A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit rejected her grounds for dismissing her conviction and sentence.”
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