Statement by Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Re: Ruben Wills Guilty Verdict

“Ruben Wills betrayed the trust of all New Yorkers when he abused his position in the State Senate to steal thousands of dollars from the hardworking taxpayers of New York for his own selfish gain. Serving in elected office requires honesty and integrity and today’s conviction makes clear that Ruben Wills is unfit to be a member of the City Council. We thank Attorney General Schneiderman for his diligence in investigating and trying this case, and the jury for their service in bringing justice to New Yorkers.”