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Ex-N.Y. Lt. Gov. Hopeful Indicted

October 22, 2002

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NEW YORK (AP) _ Daniel Mahony, former candidate for the Conservative Party nomination for lieutenant governor, was indicted Tuesday on charges of voting illegally.

Mahony, 47, is accused of voting twice in two general elections under different spellings of his name while being listed as living at two different addresses.

Mahony pleaded innocent.

Mahony was gubernatorial candidate Thomas Golisano’s running mate for the Conservative nomination, but after questions arose about Mahony’s voting, he said he was no longer eligible to run for the office because he had moved to Connecticut.

Golisano lost the Conservative primary to Gov. George Pataki but won the Independence Party nomination.

Mahony was charged with two counts of illegal voting, a crime punishable by up to four years in prison.

His lawyer, Alan S. Futerfas, said the charges are ``unwarranted.″

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