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Bradley Guilty of Domestic Abuse Charges
A judge has found White Plains Mayor Adam Bradley guilty of several charges in connection with the domestic abuse case involving his wife Fumiko.
Judge Susan Capeci rendered her decision this morning, finding Bradley guilty of harassment, attempted assault and second degree criminal contempt charges, but innocent of several others.
Bradley was in court for today's verdict. He had opted for a bench trial rather than a jury trial.
The first incident occurred at their home on Fernwood Road in white plains on January 11, when Fumiko Bradley said her husband became enranged and threw a mug of hot jasmine tea on her chest.
The second incident occurred on February 28, 2010, also at the Bradley home, when the Mayor grabbed his wife's left arm and placed it against a door frame and bruised her left hand.
Fumiko told investigators that the incidents were simply the latest episodes of physical and emotional abuse that she had been subjected to in their marriage.
The two have since filed for divorce.
Bradley faces a maximum of one year in the County Jail when he's sentenced March 17.
Shortly after the verdict, Bradley commented, "I am not stepping down because I have a lot of work to do for the city of White Plains. I'm going to continue to do it."
The Mayor says he plans to appeal his conviction because of his two young children, "They know what was really happening in my house and I don't want them to have a legacy of lies."
While Bradley has said he will not step down from his position, it's unclear at this point, what, if any action will be taken by the White Plains Common Council now that there has been a conviction in the case.
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