Nader Sayegh, a founder of the Independence Party in Westchester, was knocked out of a mayoral party primary in Yonkers today by a state Supreme Court justice who found the candidate “had engaged in fraud.”
Late this afternoon, however, Sayegh said he was considering an appeal of the decision and that he would continue with plans to be a candidate in November with a new ballot line that he is calling the Integrity Committee.
In her ruling, Justice Mary H. Smith wrote that she had found “clear and convincing evidence that (Sayegh) had engaged in fraud in the procurement of signatures for his designating petition.”
The ruling knocks Sayegh out of the mayoral contest and leaves the Independence nomination to Republican Mayor Phil Amicone. Amicone declined to take sides in the continuing battle for control over the party between Sayegh and Giulio Cavallo, who has headed the organization in recent years, saying “That is between them.”
Read more in The Journal News tomorrow.