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7:44 am
Tue April 3, 2012

Majority Leader's wife faces possible prison sentence

The wife of  Buffalo Common Council Majority Leader, Demone Smith,  has admitted to her role in a counterfeit check scheme while she working for the Buffalo Bills.
    
The Buffalo News reports  that 35-year-old Jayme Smith pleaded guilty Monday to federal bank fraud charges in connection with more than $560,000 in bogus checks.
   
 She admitted creating the fraudulent checks and mailing them to individuals across the United States while working for the Bills last year.
    
Court documents didn't mention of the case's financial impact on the Bills.

Team officials have declined to comment.
    
Smith faces up to 10 months in federal prison when she's sentenced in June.