Niagara Gazette

Local News

May 5, 2014

Steve Richards pleads guilty to official misconduct

Former Town of Niagara Supervisor Steve Richards pleaded guilty to a single count of misconduct and was ordered to pay $1,240.37 restitution in front of State Supreme Court Justice Christopher Burns Monday morning at the Niagara County Courthouse.

Richards had been facing a 23-count indictment. He resigned from office on Friday — a stipulation of his plea agreement.

The count of official misconduct relates to an incident in which Richards used town employees to go to Cheektowaga to get a catch basin and bring it back to the auto shop he owns in the town.

Richards will also be sentenced to three years probation on July 14.

The former town supervisor said nothing during Monday's hearing. His attorney read a prepared statement. Several Town of Niagara officials and employees were in court for the hearing.

Check back on the Gazette website later today for more on the story.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News
Featured Ads
Seasonal Content
House Ads
AP Video
Ariz. Inmate Dies 2 Hours After Execution Began Crash Kills Teen Pilot Seeking World Record LeBron James Sends Apology Treat to Neighbors Raw: Funeral for Man Who Died in NYPD Custody Migrants Back in Honduras After US Deports Israeli American Reservist Torn Over Return Raw: ISS Cargo Ship Launches in Kazakhstan Six Indicted in StubHub Hacking Scheme Former NTSB Official: FAA Ban 'prudent' EPA Gets Hip With Kardashian Tweet Bodies of MH17 Victims Arrive in the Netherlands Biden Decries Voting Restrictions in NAACP Talk Broncos Owner Steps Down Due to Alzheimer's US, UN Push Shuttle Diplomacy in Mideast Trump: DC Hotel Will Be Among World's Best Plane Crashes in Taiwan, Dozens Feared Dead Republicans Hold a Hearing on IRS Lost Emails Raw: Mourners Gather As MH17 Bodies Transported Robot Parking Valet Creates Stress-free Travel Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament
House Ads
Night & Day
Twitter News
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Front page

Do you think cigarette sales to non-Native American customers should be taxed on reservations?

Yes. Items should be taxed like they are everywhere else.
No, the indian reservations are sovereign land and they are selling them on their land.
Not up to me. Native Americans decide the rules on their land.
Don't care. Smoking isn't good for you.
     View Results