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Ex-North Hempstead Town Democratic Leader Gerard Terry

Gerard Terry

Convicted of: Felony tax fraud (state), tax evasion (federal)

Charges: Tax fraud (state); tax evasion (federal)

Gerard Terry, the former North Hempstead Democratic Party leader, was charged in April and August 2016 with tax fraud after Nassau prosecutors said he compiled more than $1.4 million in tax debts while receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars in government work. He also was charged federally in February 2017 and pleaded not guilty. He resigned or was terminated from multiple public positions. In September 2017, Terry pleaded guilty in Nassau County to fourth-degree felony tax fraud. Terry pleaded guilty in October 2017 in federal court to tax evasion. He was sentenced on May 29 to serve three years in prison on the federal charges. On June 4, he was sentenced to 6 months in the state case.

The latest on the Terry case

June 4, 2018: Gerard Terry sentenced in state court to 6 months June 2, 2018: Stay tuned. More corruption trials on Long Island are to come June 1, 2018: Pols, clergy, civil rights leader wrote judge in Gerard Terry case June 1, 2018: Pols, clergy, civil rights leader wrote judge in Gerard Terry case May 29, 2018: Gerard Terry sentenced to 3 years in prison for tax evasion May 15, 2018: Gerard Terry, former N. Hempstead Democratic chairman, jailed March 31, 2018: Gerard Terry supporters urge leniency March 21, 2018: Gerard Terry should get 54-month prison term, prosecutors say Nov. 29, 2017: Gerard Terry’s sentencing on state tax fraud charges postponed Oct. 18, 2017: North Hempstead candidates cite ethics concerns at election debate Oct. 14, 2017: Over 100 Nassau politicians also have family in government Oct. 12, 2017: Gerard Terry pleads guilty to tax evasion Sept. 25, 2017: Gerard Terry, ex-town Dem leader, pleads guilty to tax fraud Sept. 25, 2017: Brown: Nassau towns suddenly embrace ethics reform Aug. 15, 2017: Gerard Terry makes court appearance on tax evasion charges May 28, 2017: 9 North Hempstead employees miss disclosure deadline April 17: 2017: Feds and defense say talks ongoing to resolve Gerard Terry tax case April 1: 2017: Several investigations of Long Island public officials underway March 1: 2017: North Hempstead officials OK revisions to town’s ethics policy Feb. 6: 2017: Did Terry get help to hide his taxes? Feb. 2, 2017: Agency releases ex-party chair after tax evasion arrest Jan. 31, 2017: Gerard Terry charged by Feds with tax evasion, officials say Sept. 27, 2016: Gerard Terry, ex-Dem leader, indicted on tax fraud charges June 7, 2016: Concetta Terry leaves job as deputy North Hempstead town clerk May 13, 2016: North Hempstead Ethics Board cites the town’s deputy clerk April 27, 2016: Gerard Terry’s tax fraud case put off April 27, 2016: North Hempstead mulls banning workers from supervising relatives April 13, 2016: Gerard Terry arraignment leads to Nassau Sheriff’s investigation April 13, 2016: Brown: Gerard Terry tax case reaches beyond his own issues April 12, 2016: Gerard Terry, ex-North Hempstead Dem leader, arrested, DA says March 28, 2016: North Hempstead Town plugs ethics holes March 23, 2016: North Hempstead passes broad ethics reforms, promises more Feb. 28, 2016: North Hempstead seeks new zoning attorney to replace Gerard Terry Sept. 27, 2016: Gerard Terry, ex-Dem leader, indicted on tax fraud charges Feb. 27, 2016: Gerard Terry case leads N. Hempstead to enforce 25-year-old law Feb. 18, 2016: Concetta Terry, deputy town clerk, under review by ethics board Feb. 15, 2016: Letter: A tale of two town scandals Feb. 9, 2016: North Hempstead Democrats back replacement for Gerard Terry Feb. 8, 2016: Brown: Gerard Terry case shows intersection politics and patronage Feb. 4, 2016: Gerard Terry’s contract with Roosevelt Library terminated Feb. 2, 2016: Gerard Terry, embattled town Dem chairman, quits Board of Elections post Feb. 1, 2016: Gerard Terry to resign as North Hempstead Democratic leader Jan. 31, 2016: Dem chair has 6 government jobs, $1.4M tax debt
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