Town investigator unresponsive to officials

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PLEASANT VALLEY – In early June, the Pleasant Valley Town Board authorized hiring an outside attorney to investigate five workplace violence allegations against Councilman John DelVecchio.  The attorney, Judith Mayle, interviewed the five employees in June and DelVecchio at least six weeks ago but has not responded to repeated status requests from the town supervisor since then.


Town Supervisor Frank Susczynski told Mid-Hudson News that Mayle has failed to provide a status update on the investigation and has not responded to repeated calls.  “I’ve been trying to get a hold of the attorney for the last couple of weeks and her voice mailbox is full,” adding that he also contacted the town’s labor attorney, David Wise, who recommended Mayle.  Susczynski said that Wise has emailed the investigator repeatedly and has not received a response.


“It’s getting frustrating because we thought we could put this to bed way before this,” said the supervisor. “The women that made the complaints are very frustrated by not having some sort of report.”


Mayle did not return a call seeking comment from Mid-Hudson News on Wednesday afternoon.


DelVecchio’s attorney, Ken Stenger, said that DelVecchio was fully cooperative with the investigation and is also looking forward to the issuance of the report.