Sunday, June 26, 2011

Wills pleads not guilty

From the Daily News:

City Councilman Ruben Wills turned down a no-jail plea deal on a 14-year-old petty larceny case, preferring to take his chances with a trial that could end with jail time.

Wills was charged in 1996 with damaging the walls and stealing track lights and a fan from a client of the home renovation company he then ran.

He admitted all of this to the police, sources say. Prosecutors originally agreed to drop charges of petty larceny, third-degree criminal trespass and fourth-degree criminal mischief.

In exchange, Wills agreed to pay $3,000 to the victim, but Wills paid only $500, and began repeatedly skipping court dates.

At one point, he was "involuntarily" returned to court by the NYPD, where he promised to settle his case.

He promptly missed several more court dates, and an arrest warrant was issued.

Yesterday, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance offered a deal requiring that Wills admit to an unspecified misdemeanor, perform five days of community service and pay the long-overdue $2,500 restitution.

Wills refused to plead guilty to anything; an Aug. 17 trial date was set. If convicted, he faces up to a year in prison.


Anonymous said...

That is one stupid simian.

Of course we get to pay to try, and jail that idiot.

Anonymous said...

Like most pols,arrogant and thinks he's above the law.Jail time for him! This is why i almost always vote against the incumbant........

Anonymous said...

this jerk off is a city councilman?

Deke DaSilva said...

That has to be the douchiest photo! (Of a guy who probably is a big douche!)

It looks like one of those circa 1990-2000 photos of a real estate agent, the ones where they'd show the agent on the phone, presumably to give us the impression that he/she is "real busy" and "hard at work"!

Anonymous said...

If only Lynn Nunes didn't get power hungry and run for Huntley's seat....he coulda been city councilman...

But then again, I guess power hungry is a problem, too.

ew-3 said...

And people wonder why blacks grow up with little respect for the law. They have terrible role models.
If our leaders scoff at the law, what can you expect from the led.