The Albany Times Union by PAUL NELSON - March 30, 2009
As part of the plea deal that spared him from incarceration, Kedik agreed to pay back the money, which will happen by the end of the week, Signore said. He will be sentenced May 7 by County Judge Richard Sise. "It was too good a deal to pass up and risk going to trial," he added. Kedik was indicted by a Schenectady County grand jury on third-degree grand larceny and second-degree forgery. On the grand larceny felony alone, he could have faced 2 1/3 to 7 years in state prison, Signore said. In November, Kedik decided not take the office of town justice in his Saratoga County town after being elected without opposition. A week after Election Day, Kedik was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving with a suspended license and speeding. The case is pending, Signore said. Edinburg Supervisor Jean Raymond said this afternoon that the Town Board decided to leave the town justice post vacant and will consider whether to hold a new election or abolish the position.