Sorry Mark but I'm not finished with this story (not by a long shot)...
Thursday, March 13, 2014 Time: 10:04 AM
Questions surrounding the relationship between former personnel director Carol DeSantie and Mark Boughton are at the center of a lawsuit filed by the mayor's former secretary, and former friend for 30+ years, Wendy DaCosta.
Trust me, I'm far from finished reporting on this story...
I'll give my take on Mayor Mark Boughton's laughable attempt to intimidate yours truly and the media from reporting on his recent lawsuit that focuses on long rumored allegations that Danbury's most dishonest politician had an innapropriate relationship with the city's former personnel director, Carol DeSantie.
According to a copy of a deposition obtained by The News-Times, Christy Doyle, one of the lawyers for the city, had the following exchange with one of the clerks. Sources identified the clerk as Theresa Boccuzzi. Doyle: " well, first of all, who told you that Ms. DeSantie was seeing the mayor?" Clerk: "It was common knowledge around City Hall and anybody you talked to would know it." Doyle: "How did you find out?" Clerk: "Just gossip." Doyle: "By who?" Clerk: "People that work up there." Doyle: "You don't recall who?" Clerk: "No. Everybody was talking about it."
Coming on the heels of a lawsuit recently filed by a domestic worker who alleges she was paid less than one dollar an hour and worked up to 100 hours a week, lawmakers at the State Capitol are holding a public hearing on a Domestic worker's rights bill. The proposal would make it a law for domestic workers to recieve no less than minimum wage as well as overtime pay.
Today, advocates of the bill are holding a rally at the State Capitol and are asking for the public to show their support...
On September 26, 2007, ten plaintiffs filed suit in response to an arrest of aday laborers at a public park in Danbury, Connecticut. Plaintiffs amended their complaint on November 26, 2007.
The amended complaint states that plaintiffs sought to remedy the continued discriminatory and unauthorized enforcement of federal immigration laws against the Latino residents of the City of Danbury by Danbury's mayor and its police department.
Plaintiffs allege that the arrests violated their Fourth Amendment rights and the Connecticut Constitution because defendants conducted the arrests without valid warrants, in the absence of exigent circumstances, and without probable cause to believe that plaintiffs were engaged in unlawful activity. In addition, plaintiffs allege that defendants improperly stopped, detained, investigated, searched and arrested plaintiffs. Plaintiffs also allege that defendants violated their Fourteenth Amendment rights when they intentionally targeted plaintiffs, and arrested and detained them on the basis of their race, ethnicity and perceived national origin. Plaintiffs raise First Amendment, Due Process and tort claims.
Plaintiffs request declaratory relief, damages and attorneys fees.