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Former Animal Shelter Director Will Go To Trial

Withdraws application for Accelerated Rehabilitation

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Stamford, CT | Added on January 06, 2015 At 02:15 PM

The case involving Stamford's former Animal Shelter Director Laurie Hollywood will go to trial after all. Hollywood is being charged with reckless endangerment by the City for allegedly adopting out aggressive dogs without disclosing the animals' histories. In November, the former director applied for Accelerated Rehabilitation, a probationary program that could clear her record of the charges. But today in Stamford Superior Court, Hollywood's lawyer, Mark Sherman, withdrew the application.

Sherman said, "In light of the fact that the City of Stamford revoked and reversed Laurie's termination, coupled with the fact that we have clear evidence of misconduct by city employees, we felt compelled to go for it and have a trial here."

In a statement only given to It's Relevant Hollywood said, "Over the last few months I have realized through the generous support of the community, my friends and family that I am in a unique position to fight the abuses of power by certain people in government who manipulate the system to push people out of the way to promote their self serving goals."

Sherman says he expects to go to trial in the next year or two. Stay with It's Relevant for more on this story. 


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