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Briarcliff School Board Member Arraigned on Harassment Charge

He allegedly harassed a woman on school election night.

Salvatore Maglietta, 56, was arraigned today for second-degree harassment, a violation.

Maglietta, a trustee of the 's Board of Education elected last year, is alleged to have pushed a 62-year-old Briarcliff Manor woman's arm and shoulder on the evening of May 17 at , the day of the school budget vote and Board of Education election.

The complainant contacted police two days after the alleged incident, said Lt. Donald Gorey, and an investigation was conducted to determine whether charges would be pursued.

This morning, the defendant's attorney entered a plea of not guilty and indicated he would likely file a motion to contest the sufficiency of information being used to prosecute the case within 30 days.

The DA will then have two weeks to file an opposition.

Village Justice Fred Weinstein said Maglietta is still permitted to serve on the school board, but a temporary order of protection was previously instated in favor of the complainant, which directs him to stay away from and avoid communication with her.

The case was adjourned until Sept. 14 (updated date) at the defendant's request.

Messages left for Maglietta were not returned.

Sarah Studley (Editor) June 24, 2011 at 03:22 AM
An astute reader has pointed out a previous comment should have read the complainant is not named in this story because police do not divulge names of *alleged* victims, as all defendants are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. We regret the oversight.

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