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Hempstead Town Clerk Mark Bonilla's trial date to be set this month
The opening date of the trial of Hempstead Town Clerk Mark Bonilla will be selected on May 28, a spokesman for the Nassau district attorney’s office said Tuesday.
Bonilla was charged in September with misdemeanors stemming from allegations he tried to obtain “intimate and personal photographs” of a female subordinate who had accused him of sexual harassment, according to a criminal complaint.
He last appeared in District Court in Hempstead for a pretrial conference on Monday, and will return on May 28, the district attorney spokesman said.
Bonilla has been the town clerk for close to a decade and is paid $129,500 annually.
He is charged with coercion, attempted petty larceny and two counts of official misconduct. A spokesman for the district attorney’s office has said Bonilla faces up to a year in jail if convicted.