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Feds Subpoenaed Harrison Police Chief's Records Weeks Before His Retirement

Harrison Police Chief Anthony Marraccini retired on Oct. 6 after 32 years. He was police chief since 2010. The U.S. Attorney subpoenaed personnel records involving Marraccin's pay and work history on Sept. 20, it was reported Tuesday.
Harrison Police Chief Anthony Marraccini retired on Oct. 6 after 32 years. He was police chief since 2010. The U.S. Attorney subpoenaed personnel records involving Marraccin's pay and work history on Sept. 20, it was reported Tuesday. Photo Credit: Patrick Stapleton

HARRISON, N.Y. --  Public records show the U.S. Attorney's Office issued a detailed subpoena seeking former Harrison Police Chief Anthony Marraccini's personnel history about two weeks before he retired on Oct. 6.

The federal subpoena, revealed through a Freedom of Information request made by The Journal News/LoHud.com , was disclosed on Tuesday in this news report.

The subpoena was dated Sept. 20 -- four days after Marraccini was suspended with pay by Harrison Mayor Ron Belmont.

The subpoena sought documents related to Marraccini’s public job as chief as well as disclosures about outside income and employment.

According to LoHud, the subpoena asked for the former chief’s personnel file including time sheets, financial disclosure statements. details on outside employment, records of any disciplinary action and records of any town/village investigations of/or correspondence with Marraccini and his lawyer.

LoHud also reported, citing Westchester County property records, that during the past eight years Marraccini bought four properties in Rye for a total of $3 million -- including one next to Playland Amusement Park for $840,000 in February.

In August, Marraccini's lawyer said the chief had turned over business records to the U.S. Attorney's Office from a construction business he owns, Coastal Construction Associates.

A separate internal police department matter was discussed by the town board on Sept. 15 during a closed executive session. Belmont suspended Marraccini with pay the following day.

Marraccini worked for the Harrison Police Department since 1984 and was appointed chief in 2010. Marraccini was paid $185,000 annually and received a $12,000 stipend for having no captain in the department. Lt. Michael Olsey is acting chief and has overseen operations since Marraccini's suspension.

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