Tag: Ed Walsh
Prosecutors invested significant time Thursday questioning witnesses on records maintained by golf courses, a credit card company, and various retailers to bolster its accusations that Walsh was either hitting the greens, conducting Suffolk Conservative Party business, gambling at casinos, or shopping while he was supposed to be working at the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office in Riverhead.
Walsh is on trial for scheming to defraud taxpayers of $80,000 in no-show work at the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office and Suffolk County jail. Prosecutors allege Walsh falsely represented that he was working while he was actually gambling at Foxwood’s Casino in Connecticut, golfing, or conducting Conservative Party business on the taxpayer dime. The party big was also accused of lying to FBI agents when he allegedly claimed he worked flex time for the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office.
Initially arrested for alleged scheme to defraud, he is now facing counts of wire fraud and theft of funds.
Politicians are out in full force, hoping to seal the deal, knowing that turnout will be key in this off-year when the White House is not up for grabs.
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