Former Elections Commissioner Sentenced

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Former Lewis County Democratic elections commissioner Elaine McLear was sentenced Wednesday for creating a "no show" job for her daughter in 2011.

She was sentenced to a one-year conditional discharge and 347 hours of community service.
 
McLear admitted she paid her daughter more than $300 for work she never did. McLear has repaid the money.
 
She had pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of second-degree offering a false instrument filing.
 
She originally faced felony counts of offering a false instrument for filing and misdemeanor counts of petit larceny and official misconduct.
 
Monday, September 1, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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