Suburban NY mayor found guilty in domestic abuse case

WHITE PLAINS, New York (BestGrowthStock) – The mayor of suburban White Plains, New York was convicted on Thursday of attempted assault and other charges stemming from attacks on his wife in which he scalded her with hot tea and slammed her hand in a door.

Mayor Adam Bradley, 49, once considered a rising star in the state’s Democratic Party, faces up to a year in jail but said following his convictions that he would not resign.

“I am innocent,” said Bradley, who ran unopposed for mayor in 2009. “Of course, I’m not going to step down.”

He was convicted of criminal contempt as well as misdemeanor charges of attempted assault and harassment.

He and his wife Fumiko, who are divorcing after seven years of marriage, have two daughters.

In an argument in January, Bradley threw hot tea at his wife’s chest, prosecutors said. A month later, he was arrested after slamming a door on her hand, they said.

Fumiko Bradley was granted a restraining order, which the mayor violated by visiting her and asking her to check into a mental hospital or tell police she was lying about the domestic violence allegations, prosecutors said.

Bradley, formerly a state assemblyman, has maintained his innocence and argued he was the one being abused in the marriage. White Plains, with a population of about 57,000, is 20 miles north of New York City.

Bradley faces sentencing on March 17.

(Reporting by Aman Ali; Editing by Ellen Wulfhorst and Jerry Norton)

Suburban NY mayor found guilty in domestic abuse case