Former White Plains Mayor Adam Bradley will again face criminal charges stemming from an alleged domestic incident in 2010 involving his ex-wife Fumiko Bradley, according to several reports.
An appeals court overturned Bradley's conviction of attempted assault and harassment in October. The court found Bradley's defense should have been able to call witnesses who would have challenged his ex-wife's credibility.
Fumiko Bradley had accused her husband of slamming her fingers in a doorway and pouring hot tea on her.
Prosecutors from the DA's office confirmed Monday they are preparing to re-try the former mayor and that the two sides are scheduled to meet in White Plains court Tuesday to set a trial date, according to reports.
Bradley issued a statement through a spokesperson Monday ripping the DA's decision while calling the trial an opportunity to re-build his reputation.
“I was innocent then and I am innocent now," the statement read. “We cannot have prosecutors and courts abuse the rights of people for their own ambition, or because a case gets salacious media attention."
Amy Ballantine, Bradley’s attorney, added that the re-trial is politically motivated. Bradley served as mayor from 2010 to February 2011 and also served as a state assemblyman.
“This is a desperate attempt to cling to the last thread of a politically motivated prosecution," Bellantoni stated.
Bradley refused to resign as mayor immediately after his conviction, but eventually stepped down two months later. He has maintained his innocence, calling the alleged incidents accidents.
Bradley was also charged with violating a court order by contacting his wife after the trial. Bradley has blamed the calls on "butt dials", according to reports.