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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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