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Mount Vernon Officials Subpoenaed Over Razing Of 'Zombie' Home

Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas and dozens of other public officials have been subpoenaed over a contract awarded to a company that torn down one of the city's many "zombie" houses.
Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas and dozens of other public officials have been subpoenaed over a contract awarded to a company that torn down one of the city's many "zombie" houses. Photo Credit: File

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. – Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas and dozens of public officials are facing questions about the razing of a so-called “zombie” home, according to a report by News 12.

City officials were subpoenaed Friday after a company that was not licensed to remove asbestos -- a fireproofing material that has been linked to cancer and other diseases -- was hired to knock down the abandoned house on Park Avenue, reported News12.

Thomas reacted to the move by accusing the City Council, which had issued the subpoenas, of standing in the way of progress, the News12 story said.

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