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Gloversville mayor must resign as part of plea deal

January 09, 2019 01:05 PM

Gloversville Mayor Dayton King will have to resign from office by 5 p.m. That was part of a plea deal he agreed to in court Wednesday morning.

King, 40, was charged with official misconduct, a Class-A misdemeanor, from an arrest in November. State police say he used the city's postage machine for personal business from Jan. 5, 2018 to Oct. 15, 2018. He has to pay $473.07 in restitution in one week; must do 50 hours of community service by April 1; pay a $500 fine; pay a $200 court surcharge; pay a $50 DNA fee and resign by 5 p.m. Wednesday.

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King was was also charged with releasing confidential information from the personnel file of his opponent in the mayor's race in 2017. That charge was pled down to a violation.

As per the city charter, an interim mayor will be appointed by the City Council. That meeting is Thursday evening at 6 p.m.

"Things are moving forward nicely for the city and this has kind of been a distraction," said City Councilor at-large Vincent DeSantis. "And now that distraction is over."

King declined comment.

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