STAMFORD, Conn. — The city has started investigating claims that a Stamford employee has been working at the Ocean Drive East home of Gov. Dannel Malloy with city equipment, a release from Mayor Michael Pavia’s office said.
“In the past, we have received complaints regarding possible misconduct involving city employees. In each of these cases, a thorough and complete investigation has been ordered and swift and appropriate action has been taken. This matter will be investigated in the exact same matter,” Pavia said in the release.
“Once the investigation is complete, if any wrong doing is found, I would be particularly disturbed that actions such as termination of employment and criminal arrest, as seen in recent cases, have not served as an adequate deterrent to wrongful behavior,” the release said.
The city has had its share of internal investigations throughout the summer, including the forgery case against Stamford firefighter Gary BiVona suspected of making counterfeit cash, and Assistant Fire Chief William Smith charged with driving under the influence and resigning after a reported hit-and-run incident in July.
Malloy’s Shippan Point home has been for sale since 2011 after he and his wife Cathy moved into the governor’s mansion in Hartford. The home is listed for $1.58 million and the governor’s sister, Gail, is the agent in charge of the listing.