GOP chairman: New York Assemblyman facing primary kills self

September 9, 2016 10:15PM (UTC)

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Republican Party officials say a New York state assemblyman facing a primary challenge next week has killed himself.

Monroe County Republican chairman Bill Reilich told the Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester ( ) that police informed him Republican Bill Nojay apparently died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.


Rochester police say a man fatally shot himself Friday morning in Rochester's Riverside Cemetery but declined to immediately confirm it was Nojay.

The 59-year-old attorney faced a primary Tuesday against Honeoye Falls Mayor Richard Milne.

The newspaper reports Nojay was facing trial in Cambodia on investment fraud charges. He denied that fraud had been committed

Nojay was openly critical of the state Legislature, where he had limited influence in the Democrat-dominated Assembly. He claimed too little was being done to help upstate New York.

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