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Monticello mayor jailed on felony bribery charges

MONTICELLO – Monticello Village Mayor Gordon Jenkins is in the Sullivan County Jail along with Building Inspector James Snowden after their arrests on charges of felony bribery and endangering the public health.

They were arrested Thursday morning and brought to the Sullivan County Courthouse to face the charges related to the demolition of the old village court building.

Both men were charged with bribe receiving, criminal mischief, two counts of conspiracy, both felonies, as well as misdemeanors of three counts of official misconduct, criminal nuisance, and under the Department of environmental conservation law, endangering public health or safety.

Jenkins was also charged with intimidating a witness as a felony in connection with an incident in Fallsburg.

Bail was set at $10,000 for Jenkins and $5,000 for Snowden.