Clarkstown hires former NYS attorney general to arbitrate Sullivan hearings

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TOWN OF CLARKSTOWN PRESS RELEASE

FORMER NYS ATTORNEY GENERAL DENNIS C. VACCO TO BE APPOINTED HEARING OFFICER IN DISCIPLINARY MATTER OF MICHAEL SULLIVAN

Vacco lost the 1998 attorney general election to Eliot Spitzer by less than 1 percent
The Clarkstown Town Board has hired former NY AG Dennis Vacco as hearing officer in a disciplinary case against Police Chief Michael Sullivan

NEW CITY- The Town Attorney’s office today announced that the Town Board of Clarkstown will appoint the former New York State Attorney General, Dennis C. Vacco, as the hearing officer in the police disciplinary matter of Michael Sullivan at the August 9, 2016 meeting.

Attorney General Vacco was elected to become New York State’s chief legal officer in 1994 and served for four years.  From 1988-1993, Attorney General Vacco was appointed by the President of the United States to serve as the United States Attorney for the Western District of New York.  Prior to that, he served for 10 years as the Assistant District Attorney for Erie County.

Attorney General Vacco is currently a partner in the Litigation Practice Group of Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman, LLP. Vacco lost the 1998 attorney general election to Eliot Spitzer by less than 1 percentage point.

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