COHOES, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Former Cohoes Mayor Shawn Morse is asking for leniency ahead of his sentencing.
In a letter to the court, Morse’s defense team sites his decades of public service and the previous work he did for hte city of Cohoes, including his time as a firefighter.
Morse pleaded guilty to using campaign funds for his personal use back in August.
His campaign treasurer, Ralph Signoracci, received a one-year prison sentence in relation to the crime. Morse’s defense is asking for a comparable sentence.
His sentencing is scheduled for February 5.