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U.S. Marshals find former Legislator wanted on DWI in Georgia

By JOLEEN FERRIS

ONEIDA COUNTY, N.Y. (WKTV) - U.S. Marshals have finally caught up with former Oneida County Legislator Ed Revere, who disappeared after his last DWI indictment back in 2008.

Revere, a legislator in the late 1990s for the southern part of Oneida County, was recently located by authorities in the state of Georgia.

He had multiple DWI arrests and convictions, before and after his term as a County Legislator for District 16 from 1998 to 1999.

In 1997, Revere was charged with DWI and wound up pleading guilty in New Hartford Village Court to DWAI.

In August 2004, also in New Hartford, he entered a guilty plea to DWI.

In 2005, he entered another guilty plea to felony DWI in Oneida County Court.

Then in 2008, he was indicted on a DWI charge, failed to appear in court, and allegedly had left town.

A financial document is what has now finally lead U.S. Marshals to the man who once represented thousands of Oneida County residents living in New Hartford, Paris and Bridgewater.

Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara says it was necessary for U.S. Marshal's to hunt for Revere.

"Our position is very simple," McNamara said. "We're not going to let somebody get away with that by just taking off and saying 'Well. I'm leaving, so what are you going to do now,' so we basically hunted him down, had him arrested and we'll bring him back."

At first, Revere refused extradition from Georgia, so the D.A.'s office put the wheels in motion for what is known as a Governor's Warrant to get him back to the area.

However, in the past few days, authorities said Revere agreed to waive extradition and will be back in the county he once served in a couple of weeks and finally be arraigned on that 2008 indictment.

D.A. McNamara says he will push for state prison time for Revere and any plea offer from his office will include state time.

If Revere goes to trial and is convicted, he could face 2 1/3 to 7 years in prison.

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