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Ramapo Town Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence found guilty of fraud, conspiracy

St. Lawrence is accused of manipulating the town's books to get better interest rates on $25M in bonds for a stadium

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After just nine hours of deliberation and four weeks of testimony, members of the jury found Christopher St. Lawrence guilty of 20 out of the 22 counts against him.

The Ramapo town supervisor is accused in a 22-count indictment of manipulating the town's books to get better interest rates on $25 million dollars in bonds to finance Rockland Boulder Stadium.

But Christopher St. Lawrence's defense lawyer repeatedly denied all of the allegations.

He told the jury that St. Lawrence has been a devoted public servant for 16 years who was falsely accused and never pocketed a dime from the ballpark.

St. Lawrence said nothing as he exited the courtroom today with his attorney.

Defense attorney Michael Burke did, however, say St. Lawrence intends to appeal the decision.

St. Lawrence will be formally sentenced on September 28th.

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