Michael Fagen faces charges that he illegally collected more than $14K in unemployment benefits.
After several months of hearings
and conferences, the trial for Long Beach City Councilman Michael Fagen is
getting closer. Jury selection for the trial is expected to
begin Tuesday, Chris Munzing, a spokespman for the Nassau County District
Attroneys Office, told Patch.
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Fagen, who was elected to a four-year term in 2009, was indicted last February
charges that he illegally collected more than $14,000 in unemployment benefits.
The D.A. charged Fagen on 38 counts of first-degree offering of a false
instrument for filing, one count of third-degree grand larceny and one count of
petit larceny. Fagen has pleaded not guilty.
Last July, Justice William Donnino had attempted to coax a settlement
case that would not involve a trial. If convicted, Fagen faces up to seven
years in prison. Be a Follower. Explore and subscribe to Patch groups.
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