Henrietta Supervisor charged with harassment against former employee
Henrietta, N.Y. - Henrietta Town Supervisor Jack Moore has been charged with harassment. A former town employee said, while on the job, he was harassed into retirement and now says he's being harassed at the home he shares with his wife and two daughters.
"It's to draw attention to himself. It's saying look at me, I'm getting away with everything I've done to you," said Jill Mangino, who filed the complaint, along with her husband. On at least eight separate occasions, as many as four times a day, the Manginos say Moore has been driving various farm vehicles past their house on Middle Road while laying on the horn.
Jill Mangino says it's not secret who is in the driver's seat, because she snapped a photo. "It disturbs me to think that he has an issue with my husband at work, and he's bringing it home to our doorstep." said Mangino. So she set up a video camera and, armed with the footage, she called the Sheriff's department.
Mangino filed a complaint in September.
"His intent is not to say, 'Hi.' Why would you want to say hi to someone who has a lawsuit against you. We aren't friends," she said.
Scott Mangino worked for the town for more than 35 years. He says, while on the job, he was harassed into retirement. He's filed two lawsuits against Supervisor Moore. He also filed an EEOC complaint, which recently found evidence Moore engaged in harassment and retaliation against Mangino.
Now, Mangino says he's being harassed at his home.
Moore declined an interview on camera, but referred to his police statement in the court documents obtained by 13WHAM News. In that statement he admitted to driving by and honking as an effort to scare away deer. "Moore said he has struck several deer over the years on Middle Road and found this to be a deterrent," said the report.
The footage and statements were reviewed by the Monroe County District Attorney's Office. On October 24, a warrant was signed for a second degree harassment charge. The court documents were not available until now, in part, because the case is being transferred from Henrietta to Brighton to avoid a conflict of influence.
Scott Mangino said he will continue to pursue lawsuits in Federal Court. His wife said there is a reason they filed these new charges. "He's put my family through a lot over the last three and a half years, and nothing has been done. This is one way I feel he is going to be held accountable for his actions," she said.