Albany County

Saratoga restaurateur charged with stealing from Albany mayor’s campaign

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Categories: -The Daily Gazette, Saratoga County

Scott Solomon, who has been involved with the Pig ‘N Whistle and Siro’s restaurants in Saratoga Springs, was charged with larceny counts on Tuesday stemming from allegations he stole from Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan’s campaign accounts.

State police arrested Solomon on Tuesday, charging him with multiple felony counts of grand larceny and possession of a forged document, according to Trooper Meghan Lohman, a spokesperson for the State Police.

Police accused Solomon of fraudulently using several bank accounts associated with Sheehan’s campaign and creating a false invoice for payment from the campaign. The Albany Times Union broke the news of Solomon’s arrest, reporting he turned himself into State Police at the Capitol on Tuesday.

Solomon has been involved in various restaurants in the Capital Region, including Siro’s near the Saratoga Race Course, which was recently closed because of improper paperwork.

The Times Union cited depositions from Sheehan and her chief of staff, David Galin, alleging Solomon misused a campaign credit card to make nearly $22,000 worth of personal purchases. Solomon worked as a campaign aide to Sheehan.

Solomon also faced felony larceny charges earlier this year for allegedly writing thousands of dollars in bad checks. In that case, also brought by State Police, Solomon was accused of writing checks totaling over $54,000 he knew would not covered by sufficient funds.

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