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Judge finds Jack Moore guilty of harassment

Jack Moore, the former Henrietta town supervisor, has been convicted. (WHAM photo - file)

Henrietta, N.Y. (WHAM) - Former Henrietta town supervisor Jack Moore was convicted on a harassment charge Wednesday.

Moore had been undergoing a bench trial under the jurisdiction of Brighton Town Judge Karen Morris.

Moore had been charged with harassment after a Henrietta couple said he repeatedly drove by a former town worker’s home and honked his horn for several years.

On Wednesday, Judge Morris found Moore guilty and sentenced him to 24 hours of community service and a $125 surcharge.

Moore was also ordered to have a no contact order of protection for Jill and Scott Mangino.

The Manginos say the honking went on for years, but they got fed up and called deputies last September. Scott worked for the Town of Henrietta for more than 30 years, but he says Moore's behavior forced an early retirement from the town.

Moore's attorney Vince Merante said he is disappointed in the decision.

"Jack is disappointed as well as I am," Merante said. "We put a lot of time into this. We thought it was politically motivated, we thought it was exaggerated."

Merante said Moore does plan to appeal the decision.

In a statement, the Manginos said justice was served by the court system.

"Justice was served today with Judge Morris' ruling and Mr. Moore was held accountable for his actions. We are thankful for everyone's support."
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