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Chemung Co. Public Defender Suspended

Chemung Co. Public Defender Suspended

     CHEMUNG CO. (WENY) --  The public defender for Chemung County has been suspended for thirty days.  County Executive Tom Santillu says Scott Fierro did not file his license renewal papers or pay a required fee.  In the meantime, Santillu said the assistant public defender, John Schwenkler, will temporarily step in.

     The suspension order was sent down on January 30, but Santulli says it's not clear if Fierro knew he was suspended at that time, or when it will be lifted.