The fallout from a political corruption case surrounding the New York City mayoral race has extended to Clarkstown.
The Clarkstown Town Board has fired Jay Savino, the Bronx Republican chairman who handles tax certiorari cases for the town.
The board made the decision at a special meeting Tuesday morning, just hours after Savino was arrested along with five other defendants in an alleged plot to rig the New York City mayoral race.
“After a brief executive session, the Town Board unanimously voted to terminate the contract, effective immediately,” the board said in a statement. “The Town Board expressed that the firm would not be able to fulfill its contractual obligation to the Town under the present circumstances.”
The town attorney’s office will cover court appearances until a replacement is found, said Town Attorney Amy Mele.
Savino was hired in a controversial 4-1 vote on Jan. 3 at a salary of $87,000 to fill in for the work previously performed by Marsha Coopersmith, the deputy town attorney whose position was terminated after 15-plus years with the town. Coopersmith was the Rockland County Independence Party chairwoman before she lost her position in 2010.
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