Mayor Addresses Convicted Councilman
(Omaha, NE) -- Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert is speaking out about a convicted member of the city council. Stothert released a statement yesterday saying she can do nothing about Council Vinny Palermo. The mayor says the city charter states that a councilman can be removed from office if they are convicted of a felony, but Palermo was convicted of misdemeanors. Palermo pleaded guilty earlier this week to not filing his taxes from 2012 to 2014, and he has vowed to remain in office.