EXCLUSIVE: Colonie EMS chief, deputy chief file ethics complaint against town officials

The complaint also states that "On or about February 27, 2008 it was reported to Politis that Mahan plans to get rid of Politis/Berry for what they 'did' to Skerker/Gardner."

When asked about the complaint's allegations, Gannon said since the ethics complaint is supposed to be confidential that he would not be commenting on behalf of himself or Mahan. He also said that it was surprising the media had obtained a copy and that it, "leads me to suspect that there's something more afoot here than anybody here at Town Hall's ethical standards."

As the complaint continues, it states that a part-time EMS employee had been contacted by Magguilli at his other position and threatened about helping United Public Service Employees Union, the union defending the Air Rescue Program. "Magguilli told them he would file a complaint against them and report them to their superiors if they didn't stop assisting the Union," the complaint said.

The complaint also states that, "We believe this targeting is intentional and is being done to force us to resign our positions so Mahan and Magguilli can accomplish their mission to "get" us. This is a blatant abuse of a public official's power and a misuse of taxpayer dollars. The effort Mahan and Magguilli has put into harassing us has been intense and costly."

Magguilli said he had not yet seen the complaint, and that he was surprised Spotlight Newspapers had obtained a copy. "These things are supposed to be confidential," he said. "Even if I did see it I wouldn't be able to comment on it."

For more on this story, check back at www.spotlightnews.com, or read the Wednesday, Jan. 14 print edition of the Colonie Spotlight.


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