Former Yonkers, N.Y., deputy mayor William Regan, who received a controversial last-minute spike in pay, also attempted in vain to receive thousands of extra dollars in unemployment pay, the Journal News of Westchester County reported.

According to the newspaper, Regan, one month after he left office Jan. 5, filed a claim with the New York Department of Labor that, if approved, would have forced the distressed city to pay as much as $10,500 over six months for unemployment insurance benefits.

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