Town supervisor may have plea deal

NIAGARA, N.Y. (WIVB) – The Town of Niagara Supervisor may have a deal to avoid a trial on public corruption charges.

According to several published reports, attorneys are close to an agreement for Steven Richards to plead guilty to one charge contained in a 23-count indictment and step down as supervisor.

Richards was charged last fall with fraud, grand larceny and official misconduct for allegedly using town equipment and employees for personal use.

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