Upstate New York city mayor admits stealing postage, resigns
GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York mayor has resigned after admitting he used City Hall’s postage meter for personal mail and then falsified records.
Dayton King pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of official misconduct Wednesday. He had originally been charged with a felony. As part of a plea deal, the 40-year-old King was required to step down as mayor of Gloversville, 40 miles northwest of Albany.
In a statement issued through his lawyer, King apologized and said he had used poor judgment.
King, who had been in office for nine years, has to pay back $473 in postage plus a $500 fine.
Thursday evening, the Gloversville City Council is expected to appoint one of its members to serve as mayor until a special election in November.