“Former Ramapo Assistant Town Attorney Aaron Troodler’s sentencing on federal fraud charges has been rescheduled for Dec. 12, a couple of weeks after his former boss, ex-town Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence, learns how much time he will serve in prison.
Troodler cut a cooperation deal with federal prosecutors and testified against St. Lawrence at trial over two days in April. His cooperation could lead to a lesser sentence. He faces a maximum statutory prison term of 25 years.
Troodler testified about how he and St. Lawrence cooked the town finances to ensure debt payments were made on its $58 million baseball stadium and other projects financed through the Ramapo Local Development Corp., the town’s economic engine. Troodler served as the RLDC’s executive director as St. Lawrence led the three-member board.
Troodler told the jurors that he and St. Lawrence frequently bailed the RLDC out of tight financial spots by getting the town to send the agency payments that were used to pay pending bills rather than for their approved purpose.”
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