Fraud case is laid out as sheriff trial opens: NYC
By Brian Harmon Daily News Staff Writer
(NEW YORK) -- In a monotonous, two-hour opening statement that left some jurors sleepy-eyed yesterday, Suffolk Assistant District Attorney William Ferris kicked off the criminal trial of Sheriff Patrick Mahoney. Mahoney, and retired Undersheriff Edward Morris - his top assistant and campaign manager for nine years - are jointly charged with 90 counts of fraud.
They allegedly transformed Mahoney's public office into a campaign headquarters for his reelection bids.
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