Rensselaer County Chairman Arraigned on 41-Count Indictment
More charges of corruption are hitting the political world in New York.
The Chairman of the Rensselaer County Legislature, Martin Reid, was arraigned yesterday. He faces a 41-count indictment amid allegations that he illegally collected unemployment benefits.
He is specifically accused of hiding his $30,000 annual salary while receiving about half of that annually in unemployment.
Although he will remain with the legislature as a member, Reid has stepped down as chairman.
The maximum penalty he could face if convicted is seven years in prison.