Ex-NY official admits to lying about finances

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A former state official has admitted to lying under oath about being unable to pay restitution for fraud.

Joseph Strevell, 55, former deputy secretary of state, pleaded guilty to perjury for lying during a 2014 deposition where he was questioned about his ability to pay.

This came after Strevell put down a payment on a horse farm and helped pay for his daughter’s wedding.

Strevell was sued by the feds for not paying the $111,000 after spending around $105,000 on the farm and the wedding.

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