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Gouverneur village mayor resigns after scandals

Christopher Miller resigned as village mayor of Gouverneur, N.Y., Wednesday afternoon. Deputy Mayor Ronald McDougall told multiple news sources that the two met Wednesday to discuss Miller's job, and agreed he should step down.

After Miller was elected last fall, village residents learned he was a convicted felon, for drug possession and forgery. He had also pleaded guilty to petit larceny and criminal trespass, and was on probation.

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Miller also faced repercussions because a romantic relationship with a village employee spilled over into village business. Two village officials resigned during his tenure. McDougall told reporters that the job of leading Governeur just wasn’t getting done.

The village board has a regular meeting on August 21, but McDougall says they may meet sooner because of the resignation.

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