SPRING VALLEY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A Rockland County mayor caught up in a federal corruption investigation is asking constituents not to prejudge her.
Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin was charged Tuesday with mail fraud in a complaint centering on New York City politics. She allegedly voted to approve development of a community center in exchange for being a secret part-owner of the land.
On Wednesday, Jasmin refused to discuss the charge. But she read a statement and asked the community to pray for her.
“On the advice of my counsel, I cannot discuss the case or allegations against me as long as there are outstanding charges,” she said. “We will vigorously defend against those charges.”