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Ms. Warren will leave office early as part of a plea deal on campaign finance violations. The deal also resolves gun charges against her.

Mayor Lovely Warren will resign on Dec. 1,  just a month before she would have left office.
Mayor Lovely Warren will resign on Dec. 1,  just a month before she would have left office. Credit... Adrian Kraus/Associated Press

Jesse McKinley Rebecca Davis O’Brien

Oct. 4, 2021

Lovely Warren, the embattled Democratic mayor of Rochester, N.Y., agreed to resign on Monday as part of a plea deal on several state criminal charges, capping a swift and staggering fall for a politician once considered a rising star in the state Democratic Party.

The plea deal, in Monroe County court, resolves two separate state cases against Ms. Warren: one arising from campaign finance violations and another that included gun and child-endangerment charges that Ms. Warren and her estranged husband faced.