Ex-Treasurer Faces Judge
by Melissa Bailey | Oct 2, 2012 11:47 am
Posted to: Legal Writes, Politics
In a brief court appearance Tuesday, former campaign treasurer Sandra McKinnie faced a judge for the second time in two weeks on charges of stealing money from local campaign coffers.
McKinnie, who’s 49, of New Haven, appeared in Superior Court on Elm Street Tuesday morning on charges of stealing $4,270 from Gary Holder-Winfield’s 2008 campaign for state representative, for which she served as treasurer. She appeared in the same court last week on charges of stealing $2,810.70 from the 2009 campaign of Edgewood Alderwoman Liz McCormack. The judge last week released her on a promise to appear in court Tuesday.
McKinnie appeared in Courtroom A with three supporters. Michael Richards, an assistant public defender, was assigned to both of her cases. McKinnie did not enter a plea; Judge William Holden moved her case to Courtroom C, where she’ll next appear on Nov. 1.
McKinnie declined comment for this story. An arrest warrant (read it here) quotes McKinnie admitting she “wasn’t diligent” about the treasurer job (a role she described as campaign “piss girl”) but denying using money for personal reasons or for any reasons other than the campaign.
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