Updated 04/28/2009 06:04 AM
Council continues ghost ticket investigation
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The Albany Common Council continues its investigation into the ghost tickets controversy.
Tickets were issued to city officials to identify vehicles parked in the city and outside the court house. But questions arose over who was using the tickets, and for what purpose.
At Monday's meeting, Police Union President Christian Mesley appeared before the council. Police Chief James Tuffey said the police union issued the tickets and he only recently learned the tickets were used for
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other purposes. Mesley says Tuffey's March 30th testimony was inaccurate.
"As the union president, I find that offensive, due to the fact that the chief was in charge and in control of discipline in the department and on various occasions has asked for dismissal of my officers for lying while answering questions for internal affairs," Mesley said.
Retired officer Stanley Nadoraski was scheduled to testify at Monday's meeting, but was arrested last week on child pornography charges.