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
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.