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Consultant With Yonkers Ties Gets 3-Year Sentence

A political consultant connected with the Ridge Hill development was sentenced to three years in prison on Friday.
A political consultant connected with the Ridge Hill development was sentenced to three years in prison on Friday. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

YONKERS, N.Y. -- A political consultant who was connected to the Yonkers Ridge Hill development was sentenced to three years in prison on Friday after he conned the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee out of $100,000, according to LoHud.com. 

Melvin Lowe, 53, was responsible for getting a fake printing contract from the committee awarded to a New Jersey company in 2010. Lowe took $75,000 for himself and used it to install a new pool and renovate the basement at his Georgia home, LoHud.com said. 

Lowe's attorney said he plans to file an appeal, LoHud.com reported. 

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