New York Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo and State Inspector General Kristine Hamann said they leveled a multicount indictment against James Jackson, who allegedly extorted money and goods from the likes of Marc Jacobs and the Ramsay Art Fairs – vendors who had shows at the 69th Regiment Armory, where Jackson was a superintendent.
Jackson pled not guilty before Judge Lewis B. Stone. Jackson ran the Armory for eight years.
The indictment was unsealed in New York Supreme Court Wednesday and charges Jackson with 31 felony counts. “Charges include grand larceny in the second degree, a class C felony punishable by up to15 years in prison; bribe receiving in the third degree and grand larceny in the third degree, both class D felonies punishable by up to 7 years in prison; receiving reward for official misconduct in the second degree and defrauding the government, both class E felonies punishable by up to 4 years in prison,” the AG stated.
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