In addition to filing a claim with the Personell Appeals Board, Mancini sued in federal court.
Brown's propaganda machine, Sahl Communications, is spinning the news in as favorable manner as possible. It has issued several news releases, the most recent of which is as follows:
"In the case between Jill Mancini vs Northampton County Solicitor Victor Scomillio, Northampton County Executive John Brown, and the County of Northampton, the jury found Scomillio and Brown not liable and all allegations against them were dismissed. The jury found the County, Mr. Brown and Mr. Scomillio not liable for any claims of political retailiation [sic] and dismissed those claims. The judge dismissed claims against the County, Executive and Solicitor for allegations of Equal Protection violations.The jury found against Northampton County for a due process issue and awarded damages. The judge has before him motions challenging the presentation of the due process issue to the jury and challenging the award of any damages. The judge has not yet decided those motions. Given that this litigation is still pending in the courts the administration can not comment any further at this time," said Luis Campos, Northampton County's Director of Administration."Sahl conveniently omits the damages award for due process violations. Amazingly, taxpayers are paying for a publicist to give us only part of the story, instead of the facts. This is propaganda. We are now also paying for news releases in which county officials say they are unable to comment.
We are also paying for political spin involving a candidate for judicial office. Sahl's propaganda is unsettling. When I pointed out the dishonesty, Sahl told me they could remove my name from their list. That's what propaganda people do.
* Attorney fees may also have been awarded against the County. and those may exceed the damages verdict.