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Mount Vernon Lawyer Cleared In Ethics Board Inquiry

Mount Vernon counsel Nichelle Johnson was cleared of any wrongdoing.
Mount Vernon counsel Nichelle Johnson was cleared of any wrongdoing. Photo Credit: cmvny.com

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. – Nichelle Johnson, the city of Mount Vernon’s top corporation counsel, has been cleared of any ethical misconduct after it was found that she made use of a publisher and strip club owner’s car.

Earlier this year, Johnson – who is also Mayor Ernest Davis’ chief of staff – became the subject of a Board of Ethics probe after it was found she was loaned a BMW from newspaper publisher Sam Zherka.

Zherka, who also owns and operates a strip club, has sued the city twice and was recently appointed to Mount Vernon’s police-community liaison committee.