Former Falls Mayor Takes Plea

September 2, 2010 Updated Sep 2, 2010 at 1:44 PM EDT

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Former Falls Mayor Takes Plea

September 2, 2010 Updated Sep 2, 2010 at 1:44 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - The former mayor of Niagara Falls will face 10 to 16 months in jail after taking a plea deal in court Thursday.

Vince Anello pleaded guilty to a felony charge of making false statements related to documents he filed before he was the mayor of Niagara Falls. In exchange, the prosecution agreed to drop bribery charges filed in a separate corruption case.

During Thursday's court hearing, Anello admitted to making false statements on paperwork relating his pension fund with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

Anello is scheduled to be sentenced on December 20 at 9:00 a.m.