Union Town Supervisor Sotak Indicted on Five Counts
Town of Union Supervisor Rose Sotak, who has been accused of harassing and threatening employees, has been indicted by a Broome County grand jury.
A five-count indictment was unsealed Wednesday morning.
Sotak faces a felony count of corrupt use of position or authority. She also faces three misdemeanor counts of official misconduct and one misdemeanor count of obstructing governmental administration.
The town board had ordered an investigation into allegations Sotak had harassed current and former workers. The board in March decided to move forward with a review of legal issues involved in a potential effort to remove Sotak from office.
Sotak has been directed to have a board member or someone designated by the board present when she meets with town department heads.
Sotak pleaded not guilty when she was arraigned in Broome County Court. She declined comment following her arraignment.
Broome County District Attorney Stephen Cornwell said a preliminary trial date of July 24 has been set in the case.
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