Albany County

After arrest, Guilderland seeks new town justice

Former justice accused of stealing $4 million from estate of philanthropists

GUILDERLAND — The Guilderland Town Board has begun its search for a new town justice, after a previous justice was accused last month of taking part in a $4 million family trust scam.

The board announced its intentions Wednesday to fill the position soon. The appointment would run until Jan. 1. The post will be on the ballot for a full four-year term in November.

Any qualified person is asked to submit six copies of a letter of interest and a resume in a sealed envelope to Town Clerk Jean J. Cataldo by 4:30 p.m. on March 20. The board will then notify selected applicants of an interview time.

The announcement comes after the state Attorney General’s Office last month announced charges against then-Justice Richard Sherwood and financial adviser Thomas Lagan. They face multiple charges, accused of taking more than $4 million from family trusts set up by a pair of now-deceased philanthropists. 

Sherwood resigned effective Monday.

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