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Harrison Pizza Prank Case Adjourned

HARRISON, N.Y. - Town Judge Marc Lust adjourned the case against Maria Polera Tuesday accusing her of having unsolicited food deliveries sent to Mayor and Supervisor Joan Walsh. The case will be revisited Sept. 27.

Though Lust was determined as unfit to preside over the case due to conflicts of interest, both parties involved agreed to waived his disqualification granting his access to the case.

Town Judge Ronald Bianchi said earlier this month that he would recuse himself from a case involving former Democratic Receiver of Taxes candidate Maria Polera. He said he would hand the case over to Town Judge Marc Lust.

Polera pleaded not guilty to charges of harassment and theft of services last month after police discovered she was ordering unsolicited food deliveries to Town Mayor and Supervisor Joan Walsh.

Bianchi and Polera were active members of the Democratic Party when Polera ran for receiver of taxes on Walsh's ticket in 2009. Bianchi also served as mayor of Harrison from 1998 to 2002.

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