MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - A pair of convicted felons have been hired to work for the City of Mount Vernon this year, according to a lohud report released this week.
A consultant was hired by the Mount Vernon Industrial Development Agency (IDA) who had previously served time in a federal prison for corruption, according to the report. A second consultant was reportedly hired recently despite a conviction for negligent homicide for an incident involving the death of a construction worker in Manhattan
According to the report, Alfonso Prestia began work this summer, doing code enforcement inspections for the IDA, which is headed by Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas.
The lohud report can be read here.
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