December 28, 2015
By Jerry Cohen, LaborPress Albany Bureau
Albany, NY – Melinda “Mindy” Wormuth, the former town of Halfmoon Supervisor, has been jailed for stealing campaign contributions donated to her campaign fund. The public corruption case arose out of a cooperative federal-state partnership between the State Comptroller, the Attorney General, the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The charges against Wormuth claimed that between July 2009 and July 2013, Wormuth cashed seven contribution checks, totaling $6,250, intended for Friends of Mindy Wormuth. She then pocketed the proceeds without reporting the contributions to the committee’s treasurer, or on the Financial Disclosure Reports that were filed with the State Board of Elections.
From 2007 to January, 2013, Wormuth served as the Supervisor of the town of Halfmoon in Saratoga County. In that capacity, she headed the Halfmoon Town Board and served as the town’s representative on the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors.
“New Yorkers have every right to expect their public officials to act with honesty and integrity,” said Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.