Two NY state senators – one sitting and one retired – have been indicted by an Albany County grand jury on felony election law violations. Senator Robert G. Ortt, a North Tonawanda Republican, faces 3 felony counts of offering a false instrument for filing and is also accused of arranging a deal for his wife to be paid $20,000 for graphic design work that she did not do. He does not plan to resign and has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Ortt succeeded George D. Maziarz, who retired in 2014 and has also pleaded not guilty to five felony counts of filing false campaign expenditure reports.
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