2 Decade-Old Arrest Warrants for Queens Councilman

March 21, 2011  |  

(New York Times) — Councilman Ruben W. Wills of Queens acknowledged on Sunday that he had failed to resolve an outstanding arrest warrant related to a business dispute from more than a decade ago.  The warrant stemmed from Mr. Wills’s failure to pay restitution to a Lower Manhattan store that accused him of stealing property in 1996. He and the storeowners had reached a settlement after bickering over payment for a construction job, but Mr. Wills never followed through.  In an interview, Mr. Wills apologized for not addressing his legal troubles, which were reported by The Daily News on Sunday. “It was really an oversight,” he said. “It was always my intention to go down and take care of it.”

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