State Assembly candidate accused of abusing veteran tax exemption

July 25, 2018 06:19 PM

A state Assembly candidate is facing a felony charge, accused of abusing his veteran tax exemption.

State police say 49-year-old Robert Smullen of Gloversville filed the exemption to get lower property taxes -- which he is entitled to -- but he only gets it on one house.

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He was arrested after allegedly filing to get the same benefit on a second home he owns in Niskayuna.

Smullen said on Facebook once he realized he was not eligible to receive the benefit on both homes, he removed it and reimbursed the town for the school tax.

He called these charges dirty politics by his opponent, Patrick Vincent.


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