Spring Valley mayor faces contempt charges

Spring Valley Mayor Demeza Delhomme is facing contempt of court charges.

Spring Valley Mayor Demeza Delhomme is facing contempt of court charges. (9/16/15)

SPRING VALLEY - Spring Valley Mayor Demeza Delhomme is facing contempt of court charges.

At a hearing in Rockland County Court on Wednesday, the prosecution said that Delhomme and the village board prevented his client, building inspector Walter Booker, from doing his job after he was reinstated from a suspension by Delhomme.

Among other charges, lawyer John Sarconne said Booker had to call twice to let him in his office, stating Delhomme gave directions to employees not to work with Booker.

Delhomme was recently sent to jail for one day after a judge found him in contempt of court for not opening the civic center doors for a village camp.

Delhomme is also being investigated for petty larceny after trustees say he took a video where he called himself "the king" out of their mailboxes.

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