The U.S. Secret Service in Washington, D.C. was alerted to the missing shoulder-fired M79 grenade launcher, and a cache of military grade tear gas grenades, the day before President Obama's visit to Westchester County. The bumbling outrage, and cover-up, was orchestrated by the embattled and scandal-magnet civilian ruler of the tiny Westchester village.....
Missing: Army Shoulder-Fired M79 Grenade Launcher
A stock pile of evidence, including military tear gas grenades and an Army shoulder-fired M79 grenade launcher- items formerly safe-guarded by the Pelham Manor Police Department- are missing.
But members of the otherwise competent and professional law enforcement organization have learned to keep their mouths shut, knowing that anything otherwise could result in the termination of their employment by the "boss" of the Village- Administrator John Pierpont.
Oops, Where's that Grenade Launcher?
Missing Weapons Triggers Cover-Up
Officials Spice Up Weapons Cover-Up with Good 'Ole Porn Scandal
Village Administrator John Pierpont was pushed out as the Village Administrator of Mount Kisco, New York when various computers were discovered missing and a criminal inquiry by the Westchester County District Attorney's office was initiated.
A formal ethics investigation was initiated in January of 2014 as many of Village of Pelham Manor public officials are New York State licensed attorneys, and are forbidden by ethics rules to remain silent about witnessing crimes. Mayor Bertrand C. (a/k/a "Randy") Sellier is an attorney at Rottenberg Lipman Rich PC, Police Commisioner Raymond L. Vandenberg is an attorney at Vandenberg and Feliu, Fire Commissioner Neal A. Schwarzfeld is an attorney at Penn Proefriedt, Schwarzfeld and Schwartz, former Village Attorney and Board Member Cheryl L. Kaeser is employed by Kirkland and Ellis, and the current Village Attorney Matthew T. McLaughlin is a lawyer at Venable LLP. John Trowbridge Pierpont graduated St. John's Law School in 2012 and is employed by the Debevoise and Plimpton law firm in New York City.
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Christopher Pignone v. Village of Pelham Manor and John Pierpont, as the Administrator of the Village of Pelham Manor and in his individual capacity