Thomas Admitted to Stealing Campaign Funds, Falsely Filing a Disclosure Report with the State Board of Elections
Thomas Must Resign Effective September 30, 2019
WESTCHESTER – Attorney General Letitia James and Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today announced the guilty plea of Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas for stealing campaign funds and lying about those funds on a disclosure to the State Board of Elections.
Thomas was sentenced to pay a $13,000 fine in addition to a one-year conditional discharge during which time Thomas may not seek or accept any elected or appointed public office or seek or accept any position as a public servant. Thomas will also resign and leave office effective September 30, 2019.