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Ramapo Councilman Expected To Resign To Avoid Jail Time

Ramapo Councilman Samuel Tress
Ramapo Councilman Samuel Tress Photo Credit: PreserveRamapo.org

RAMAPO, N.Y. -- In a plea deal with the Rockland County District Attorney's Office, Ramapo Councilman Samuel "Shmuel" Tress is expected to resign his council seat as early as Thursday, according to lohud.com.

The deal, which would drop a felony charge, would also likely allow Tress to avoid jail time. Tress, 71, is accused of voting in favor of a zoning change in which he stood to make a profit, even though he had signed an affidavit saying he would not receive any proceeds from the vote, said lohud.com.

After being elected in November 2015, Tress was arrested in March on a felony charge of offering a false instrument and for official misconduct, added lohud.com.

Court records show he pleaded guilty in 2004 to a felony charge for using a fake identity to obtain a home loan, said added lohud.com.

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