Former Prattsville town supervisor pleads guilty to fraud

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ALBANY – A former Prattsville town supervisor pled guilty in Albany federal court to wire fraud in connection with a grant to the town in the wake of Hurricane Irene.

In pleading guilty, Kory O’Hara, 45, admitted that between 2013 and 2015, he obtained false invoices from a Prattsville-based modular home business, Moore’s Homes, purporting to reflect construction work performed on O’Hara’s automotive garage, O’Hara’s Service Station, which Moore’s Homes did not perform.

O’Hara, who was town supervisor at the time, then submitted false invoices and checks to Prattsville and the New York State Housing Trust Fund Corporation to fraudulently obtain $24,915 in grant proceeds under the New York Main Street Program.

O’Hara faces up to 20 years in prison; a term of post-release supervision of up to three years, and a maximum fine of $250,000. He will also be required to pay $24,915.