Niagara Gazette —
Kloch released Richards on his own recognizance. He faces a maximum of two and 1/3 to seven years in state prison if convicted of the highest charges in the indictment.
Personius said Richards was ready to defend himself and had no intention of leaving the supervisor's post while the case is pending.
"Our understanding is, that as an elected official, he should be able to continue in office as he has for the last 18 years," Personius said.