Aaron Troodler will not face jail time for bond fraud thanks to his testimony against former Ramapo Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence, a federal judge ruled this week.
While St. Lawrence was sentenced to 30 months in prison for fraud convictions last month, Troodler, 42, was sentenced to 18 months supervised release. He also was disbarred after his guilty plea in March 2017.
The judge, U.S. District Court Judge Cathy Seibel, received support for Troodler in writing from dozens of people claiming he’s a “mensch,” a Yiddish word for a man of integrity. He cooperated with the FBI in the Ramapo corruption probe and admitted to participating in St. Lawrence’s scheme to falsely present Ramapo’s fiscally situation to the bond market.
St. Lawrence had been seeking bonds to finance the town’s baseball stadium and other projects.