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Petition to remove Philmont justice presented

Dec 10, 2014 8:35 am
Siobhan (Shea-vahn) Barton is reporting in the Register Star Philmont Village Board members Mon., Dec. 8, introduced a petition bearing 200 signatures calling for Village Justice Russ Immarigeon to vacate his position. “We don’t feel that he is enforcing the law,” Trustee Barbara Sagal told the paper. “We’re not too pleased with him,” Mayor Clarence “Skip” Speed said. “The village board, police department, the sheriff, the DA — everybody wants him out.” At issue is Immarigeon's decision to release prior to trial two Philmont residents with drug charges pending against them. The following day the same two people were arrested and charged in Albany in a separate matter. Speed said he is prepared to offer the judge $5,000, a full year's salary, to resign. Immarigeon was elected justice in 2013. Trustees are discussing whether to abolish the Philmont court or hold another election, if Immarigeon is removed. In the event the Philmont court is eliminated, its functions would most likely be subsumed by the Claverack Town Court, the mayor said. Read the full story in the Register Star.
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