Judge Ash convicted of obstructing US federal investigation of misconduct at Municipal Credit Union


Damian Williams, the Jamaican-American United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced on Monday the conviction of Sylvia Ash, a Trinidad and Tobago-born justice of the New York State Supreme Court and former chair of the Board of Directors of Municipal Credit Union (MCU) in New York, for conspiracy to obstruct justice, obstruction of justice and making a false statement to a US federal agent.

“These charges arose from a scheme to impede the federal criminal investigation into fraud and corruption at MCU, a non-profit, multibillion-dollar financial institution, including misconduct committed by Kam Wong, the former chief executive officer (CEO), and Joseph Guagliardo, a former New York City Police Department Officer and member of MCU’s Supervisory Committee,” said Williams, the son of a Jamaican father, in a statement.