Troy mayor speaks out on voter fraud controversy
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TROY, N.Y. -- Troy Mayor Harry Tutunjian speaks out about the ongoing voter fraud controversy stemming from the 2009 primaries.
City Council President Clem Campana, Councilman John Brown and Democratic political operatives Anthony Renna and Anthony DeFiglio were all in court earlier this week for indictments.
Renna, DeFiglio and Brown pleaded guilty. Campana pleaded not guilty to falsifying business records, illegal voting, and promoting an election.
Tutunjian said he finds the whole ordeal disgusting and put his foot down from the beginning.
He said, "Once these allegation were raised, I asked the city council to suspend their city clerk who was involved in this. As it turns out, many of the city council members were either involved or had knowledge of this. For years they defended their actions, and now we find out that their city clerk, that worked and reported to the city council and the council president, pled guilty to a felony, a felony committed inside City Hall while under their employ."
Tutunjian went out to say that he wants those who committed crimes to be prosecuted.