Former mayor of Gouverneur arrested on grand larceny charges
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GOUVERNEUR, N.Y. -- The former mayor of Gouverneur has been arrested for grand larceny. The news of the arrest comes just a week after he suddenly resigned from his position as village mayor.
Deputies say Christopher Miller, 30, sold the residence on 31 Edith Street without disclosing judgments recorded on the property. The residence was actually jointly owned between Miller and another man, Dylan Liebenow.
The sale went through at the end of March, with buyers putting down $10,000 on the $50,000 house. They eventually found out about the second owner later in May when he showed up with the deed.
Authorities say Miller tried persuading the buyers to draw up a new contract, which they declined. This prompted a criminal investigation in early August, which led to his arrest.
Miller has since been released with probation and issued an order of protection.