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Former Halfmoon supervisor's trial expected to begin in June


HALFMOON, N.Y. –  The trial for former Halfmoon Supervisor Minday Wormuth is expected to begin in June.

Wormuth resigned in November 2013 amid charges of grand larceny for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars in campaign funds. She is also accused of making false statements and extortion.

The 46-year-old was arraigned in October 2013 on federal court on charges of making false statements and extortion. She was also arraigned in Waterford Town Court on charges of Grand Larceny, Offering a False Instrument for Filing, and Petit Larceny. She pleaded not guilty and was released on her own recognizance. 

She is accused of accepting $7,500 in "consultant fees" in return for using her official position as town supervisor on the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors to lobby for the legislation of mixed martial arts. They say she also stole more than $6,000 in campaign contributions from her campaign fund.

Federal officials also say Wormuth falsely stated that she had consulted with a former town justice in Saratoga County, named "K.T."  In reality, she had not consulted with K.T., but instead another attorney who told her she could only work in her spare time, and could not use her office or official acts in exchange for payments.

Jury selection is scheduled to begin June 9th.

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