Convicted Melrose Credit Union CEO faces prison unless Covid rates spike higher

In the past two weeks Covid-19 infection rates have stabilized in New York after an alarming spike. That could mean a trip to the slammer for the CEO of defunct taxi-medallion lender Melrose Credit Union.

Alan Kaufman is to be sentenced September 13 after he was convicted at trial in March for bribery. His partner in crime, Tony Georgiton, pleaded guilty but was spared prison because a federal judge early this year said Covid rates were too high to safely lock him up. In a court filing this week Kaufman begged the same judge, Lewis Kaplan, to let him avoid prison too.

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