RAMAPO, N.Y. -- One day after he was arrested by the FBI on charges of securities fraud, Ramapo Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence was back at work, according to multiple media reports.
Saying he was focusing on the business of running the town, the 65-year-old Wesley Hills resident then did his regular Friday radio interview, but this time it was from town hall and not from Provident Bank Park, the Pomona baseball stadium at the center of the financing scandal, reports by lohud.com and News12 said.
In another development, Rockland County Executive Ed Day called Friday for St. Lawrence to step down as chairman of the Rockland County Sewer District 1 and as chairman of the Rockland County Solid Waste Authority.
In a statement, Day said that the investors “need to know that the operations upon which their investments rest are in good hands.”
According to Day, the authority has an $48 million budget and operates 10 facilities, including three transfer stations and a materials recycling center.
Day said he was directing his two appointees on the authority -- Judge William Sherwood and Clarkstown Councilman John Noto -- to request at the authority’s April 20 meeting that St. Lawrence step aside pending the resolution of charges against him.
The 13 members of sewer district’s board of commissioners, Day said, “serve at the pleasure of the Legislature of Rockland County.”
He said he was calling on the board to demand that St. Lawrence resign.
The board next meets on Thursday, April 28.
Also arrested in the federal probe was N. Aaron Troodler, according to Preet Bharara, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York.
Troodler, 42, of Bala Cynwyd, Pa., is the former director of the Ramapo Local Development Corp. (RLDC).
According to the indictment, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission also filed civil charges against St. Lawrence, Troodler, and two other town employees.
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