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Assistant Chief, accused of theft of services and lying about it, keeps job

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Albany City Manager Alfred Lott has ruled that Assistant Fire Chief Rod Jolivete, who was accused of theft of services by having firefighters clean out his relatives’ home, may keep his job.

Jolivette will be suspended for 30 days rather than fired, and he will be demoted.

WALB has posted Lott’s decision at http://files.walb.com/Jolivette.pdf.

See this Wednesday’s Albany Journal for more information and perspective.

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  1. Bella says:

    Will someone in the media, or one of the city commissioners please ask Mr. Lott why he reversed Chief Carswell's decision to terminate Mr. Jolivette? I have read the letter he sent to his attorney and can't find a reason in there that supports his continued employment for the City of Albany. I see that his professional opinion was that the investigative reports provided "more than sufficient evidence to support each of the THREE allegations' used in Carswell's letter of termination. Also that he has grave concerns about his 'leadership capability, judgment,decision-making,and overall sense of right and wrong."
    Other than political pressure from a few what reason is there for taxpayers to continue to pay this imcompetent man?

  2. Anonymous says:

    WALB inadvertently left the Comment section off this story on their website. This story has generated alot of heated responses before, and with the decision now posted, there's no way to comment. Surely this was accidental.

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