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Broome County Attorney Seeks Dismissal of Suit Against Preston

By Fox 40 Staff.
Broome County's attorney has responded to a harassment lawsuit against County Executive Debbie Preston, asking for it to be dismissed.

In February an employee of the Broome County's Sheriff's Office Dawn Shafer filed suit, claiming Preston harassed and discriminated against her because of a relationship Shafer was having with a former Town of Conklin official. Preston was Town of Conklin Supervisor before becoming County Executive.

In the motion to dismiss, Preston disputes the claims in Shafer's suit. Preston says she never placed Shafer under surveillance, never sent an intermediary to speak to her, and never asked anyone at the sheriff's office to take any action against Shafer. The next appearance date for the case is June 12th.