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Mayor to wait on deciding whether to discipline Macejko

Published: Fri, February 24, 2012 @ 11:51 a.m.

Mayor to wait on deciding whether to discipline Macejko

Youngstown Mayor Charles Sammarone said he has no intention of disciplining or firing city Prosecutor Jay Macejko.

Sammarone said today he wouldn’t even consider it unless several factors occur.

A derogatory text message about President Barack Obama has been attributed to Macejko or one of his assistant prosecutors in documents given to the media by a supporter of Mahoning County Prosecutor Paul J. Gains.

Macejko, who is challenging Gains in the March 6 Democratic primary, says he didn’t send the text and never saw it until last week. It was supposedly sent in April 2009.

Sammarone said he won’t make a decision on information provided by a Gains’ supporter that has yet to be substantiated.

If a federal judge releases the text messages and the Obama text is there, the mayor said he’d have a panel investigate the matter. Sammarone said only after the completion of that investigation would he make a decision on whether something improper occurred.

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