Suffolk IT Commissioner Donald Rodgers Resigns Prior To Guilty Plea
HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The information technology commissioner for Suffolk County has pleaded guilty one day after resigning his post.
Newsday reports that Donald Rodgers pleaded guilty Tuesday in a Riverhead court to two misdemeanor counts of official misconduct. He was given a conditional discharge of one year.
Prosecutors said Rodgers failed to report ownership of a consulting firm and income from the firm on his county financial disclosure form.
He was charged additionally with official misconduct in connection with a failed bid for a contract with Microsoft last year.
Rodgers had been on unpaid leave. Newsday said the administration of County Executive Steve Bellone declined to comment on his resignation.
Alan Abramson, Rodgers’ attorney, also declined to comment.
You Might Also Be Interested In:
- More Snow Headed Our Way; Winter Storm Warning Expanded
- Police: Suspects Took $6,000 From Woman, 91, In Pigeon Drop Scam On Staten Island
- NYC Subway Sign Campaign Takes Aim At Rudeness
- Charter School Advocates Rally In Albany
(TM and © Copyright 2014 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2014 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)