Gloversville Mayor Dayton King has reached a plea deal that will require him to step down as Mayor of Gloversville.
The deal, unveiled Wednesday morning in Gloversville City Court, requires King to step down as Mayor by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday. King must also plead guilty to the misdemeanor charge of official misconduct in exchange for any felony charges being dropped.
Police say King had been using the City of Gloversville postage meter, located in City Hall, for non-city business and falsifying the ledger that goes with the postage meter.
“I haven’t been offered a deal. I haven’t accepted a deal. So that’s certainly news to me,” King said Tuesday when asked about the potential deal. “I’ve got no other comments on that other than I’ve got court tomorrow,” King continued.
This marked the second time King has been arrested. Last year, King was charged with misconduct after he leaked information about his opponent during a mayoral debate.
Gloversville residents have mixed reaction to the prospect of King leaving.
“Mistakes happen. Everyone makes them. I don’t care who you are. And for that, I’ve seen too much good come out of his office,” said Kevin Gould.
“Just scrolling through Facebook and seeing your mayor’s mugshot – it’s kind of crazy when you think about it,” said Caleb Woodruff. “I think it’s time for him to leave honestly,” Woodruff continued.