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East Haven's Ralph Mauro Innocent Of All Charges

Mr. Mauro says "the charges, some of which are felonies, were dismissed, because I did absolutely nothing wrong."

Attorney Lou Crisci (Republican Town Committee Chairman) and blogger Dan McCann have acted as judge, jury and executer for the past year of Assistant Director of Town Affairs Ralph Mauro’s faulty arrest on May 17, 2010.

All charges were dismissed on Friday, July 22.

Prosecutors agreed to drop all firearms charges, citing Ralph Mauro’s spotless record, and a Superior Court Judge granted a defense motion to dismiss the charges immediately.

Attorney Crisci condemned Mr. Mauro before due process, calling along with McCann, for Mayor Capone to immediately fire Mr. Mauro upon his arrest, saying if a judge granted a warrant then he must be guilty.

I can understand McCann making his comments to embarrass the Mayor of East Haven, but Attorney Crisci should know better since he took an oath that all people are innocent until proven guilty.

This was a political move against Mr. Mauro and Mayor Capone from the beginning by both men and the leadership of the Republican Party.

The reasons were plain to everyone who knows Mr. Mauro, for he is the hardest worker you can meet. His knowledge of both finances and construction have made him a vital person in the Capone Administration and the Republicans know this and have been after Mr. Mauro since he started in his position in the Mayor’s office.

These comments about Mr. Mauro, made by these people, are a reflection of all the remarks this town has been subjected to over the last year. We will continue to hear statements by these same people for the next three months leading up to the election, and they too will prove to be untruths.

Congratulations Mr. Mauro, the court system has proved the Branford Police Department, Attorney Crisci, and Dan McCann are all peas in the same pod and all were wrong.

Continue to work to make East Haven a better place to live and raise our families Mr. Mauro. Your work habits have not gone unnoticed. The people of East Haven Know you are there for them when something has to be taken care of, so carry on in the assignments that arise each day in East Haven.

Mayor April showed her courage and faith in you. She proved once again to have what it takes to be a great leader. She never once even flinched on these false charges.

East Haven citizens are happy to have both of you working for their interests.

Gene Ruocco is the chairman of the East Haven Democratic Town Committee.

Gene Ruocco July 22, 2011 at 11:03 PM
East Haven's Ralph Mauro Innocent Of All Charges Mr. Mauro says "the charges, some of which are felonies, were dismissed, because I did absolutely nothing wrong."
Gene Ruocco July 22, 2011 at 11:17 PM
Mr. Mauro did not drag out this case; the court system did, because they knew the Branford Police had no right to arrest him, and tried to stop Ralph from suing the town of Branford.
Gene "cop hater" July 23, 2011 at 12:31 AM
My favorite quote from the day " some how the stolen gun got in my safe" Ralph Mauro. ummm, who has the combination and would put the gun in there???
Patrick Madley July 23, 2011 at 01:36 AM
@Gene "cop hater" I think it's important to know all the facts before you call anyone out on anything. "April's crew" as you so immaturely called them, are not cop haters.
Lisa July 23, 2011 at 02:37 AM
Yes, as someone who was brought up with family in a local gun club, I find that very disturbing.
EHVoiceofReason July 23, 2011 at 12:50 PM
Yeah Ralph's very hardworking....working 2 jobs in town hall plus running his business "on the side" all within his 8 hour day...must be tough to fit it all in.
Richard Poulton July 23, 2011 at 01:42 PM
Does anyone know the hours Ralph works, like is it monday - friday, 8 to 4:30? Or something like that.
Richard Poulton July 23, 2011 at 03:48 PM
Why didn't he just plead not guilty 13 plus months ago, get the same results. Only one making out in all this was his attorney.
Gary Jeanfaivre (Editor) July 23, 2011 at 09:50 PM
Dan McCann writes a letter to the editor in response to this column. You can check it out here: http://patch.com/A-k2HR
Steve July 24, 2011 at 11:54 AM
that remkinds me Mr. Mauro. No one from the PW has showed up to my house to check the driveway. I did hear you make the request. Is that insubordination or something else . What kind of respect can I recieve from the town of East Haven for my taxes I pay.

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