That escalated quickly.
“Lovely Warren, the embattled mayor of Rochester, New York, admitted Monday that she violated campaign finance rules during her 2017 reelection campaign and, as part of her plea deal, will vacate the office by December,” reports Fox News.
Per the report:
The plea deal will also settle weapons and child endangerment charges she faced, the Democrat & Chronicle reported. She could have faced prison time if she went to trial and was convicted, the paper reported. She did not respond to questions from reporters after the hearing.
In July, Warren and husband Timothy Granison pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from a police raid that allegedly turned up a rifle and pistol, and her 10-year-old daughter alone, in the home they share.
Warren, a Democrat, changed her plea to guilty after negotiations with the prosecutor.
Mayor Warren is now at the podium. She is admitting to “knowingly and willingly accepting excess campaign funds in violation of election law” – when asked how does she plead, she says “guilty, your honor” @news10nbc
— Jennifer Lewke (@WHEC_JLewke) October 4, 2021
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