Former Spring Valley village attorney sentenced to probation

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Weissman

NEW CITY – An attorney with offices in West Nyack, who was appointed
as a special prosecutor by the Spring Valley Village Board in 2016, was
sentenced in Clarkstown Town Court to two years of probation on his guilty
plea to official misconduct.

Lawrence Weissman, 56, of Sloatsburg, was hired to review traffic tickets
and zoning violations for the village.

Former trustee Vilair Fonvil proposed Weissman for the post.

Weissman admitted to submitting false documentation to a village judge
in order to justify giving favorable plea dispositions at the behest of
Fonvil, who attended plea negotiating sessions, met with individuals facing
traffic charges, and, on occasion, directed Weissman to dispose of charges.

Weissman pled guilty before and was sentenced by Clarkstown Judge David
Ascher.