Oneida County Independence Chairman charged with impersonating investigator

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Oneida County Independence Party Chairman John Dote has been indicted on charges of impersonating a police investigator.

Dote is accused of impersonating an investigator in order to retrieve two rifles from the Whitestown Police Department - an incident that allegedly took place in 2009.

Officials say Dote was getting the firearms for a friend who they were seized from and flashed identification as he claimed to be an investigator.

Dote used to be a Frankfort Village Police Investigator, but hasn't been on the force since 2007.

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