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Saturday, July 20, 2024


Former Public Works Commissioner Ann Abramson was acquitted Saturday of seven remaining charges against her.
Abramson was accused of conspiracy, bribery concerning programs receiving federal funds, making false claims to federal officials, making false statements within the jurisdiction of a federal agency, aiding and abetting, conflict of interest and tax fraud.
Abramson was found guilty Friday on two counts of making false statements and false claims, but was acquitted on charges of conflict of interest, conspiracy and bribery involving programs that receive federal funds.
On Saturday morning the jury returned with an acquittal on the remaining charges, which included six counts of making false statements and presenting false claims and one charge of tax fraud.
The false statement and false claims charges each carry a maximum sentence of five years' imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.
No date has been set for sentencing, according to assistant U.S. Attorney Hugh P. Mabe.
Editor's note: See earlier story on Friday's verdicts.

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