“Spring Valley Trustee Vilair Fonvil today was found guilty of corruption charges accusing him of stealing $11,000 from a summer camp program, ending his stormy career as a village official.
Co-defendant Jermika Depas, the camp program’s coordinator, was acquitted of all charges.
Rockland County Court Judge Kevin Russo found Fonvil guilty of stealing $11,000 in village funding for the 2016 summer camp program.
Fonvil showed no emotion as Russo pronounced the verdict, looking straight ahead as his sat with his hands clasped.
The judge reminded Fonvil that he needed to show up for his sentencing and asked for his address. Fonvil, whose residency was questioned during the trial, gave Russo a Prospect Street address in Spring Valley.
As Russo told Depas “You’re free to go,” she let out a deep breath.
Fonvil left the courtroom and immediately went into a huddle with his family. He stared out the windows for several minutes while his family members comforted him.”
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