ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Former Halfmoon Town Supervisor Mindy Wormuth pleaded guilty in federal court Monday.
Wormuth had nothing to say as she left federal court after pleading guilty to a two count indictment. She was accused of bribery, extortion and lying to FBI agents.
The actual charges against her are the result of an FBI sting. Prosecutors said Wormuth accepted $7,500 in cash as a bribe. In return, she said she would lobby state lawmakers to legalized mixed martial arts.
Shortly after, Wormuth and her husband allegedly accepted $50,000 from a local builder. Court papers also reveal the couple sold two properties to another developer for much more than they appeared to be worth.
Her sentencing is scheduled for December. She had faced up to 25 years behind bars if convicted.
She also underwent substance abuse treatment following her arrest.