County Supervisor Sued by Former Chief of Staff

Scott Haggerty’s former chief of staff says Haggerty lined his pockets with public money, according to media reports.


Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty is being sued by his former chief of staff.

Chris Gray, Haggerty’s former aide, filed a lawsuit Friday accusing Haggerty of using his position to line his pockets with public money, according to the Oakland Tribune. Gray says he was fired when he tried to get in the way.

Haggerty has represented Alameda County District 1 since 1997. The district includes Livermore, Dublin and most of Fremont.

Gray was a longtime employee, having worked 27 years in the District 1 office — including 15 years with Haggerty — until he was fired in June.

According to the Tribune, Gray’s termination was related to his work performance.

Gray, 56, argues that Haggerty was trying to push him out because of his age, poor health condition, and because Gray had complained about Haggerty using his public office for personal gains, the Tribune reports.

Gray also accused Haggerty of using his office staff to work on re-election campaigns and personal errands for him, including chauffeuring Haggerty’s children and tending to his pets.

Haggerty’s office, however, dismissed the claims, telling the Tribune that the accusations are a case of “a disgruntled employee trying to get a payoff.”

Read the full Tribune report here.

Jasper Stein May 09, 2013 at 04:40 PM
Unfortunately Scott does not come up for re election until 2016
Drew May 10, 2013 at 04:21 AM
Impeachment is always a possibility.
Barry Cass May 11, 2013 at 07:10 AM
Haggerty's office was very fishy when he was trying to push the Stoneridge Rd. extension through in Pleasanton. His aide was the sleaziest thing I've seen at the Pleasanton City Council hearings... They were waiving $ 6 million dollars around without the proper procedures... Scumbag!


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