Monday, July 20, 2009

State Worker's Drug Den

The Record: State staffers linked to drug den
Louis Marciano, an Office of General Services employee who supervised the East Parking Garage at Madison Avenue and Eagle Street, and Gary Pivoda, a janitor, are accused of setting up a locked room with couches, televisions and scales to weigh marijuana, and giving others special access to it, officials said.
According to investigations, Marciano, 50, of Rensselaer, and Pivoda, 48, of Colonie, would often clock in to work at 4 p.m., smoke marijuana and sleep while other janitors cleaned Pivoda’s section of the garage.

Times-Union: State: 'Man cave' hid drug den [photos]
Two state workers have been suspended for secretly operating a clandestine party lounge called a "man cave" tucked away inside a maintenance area of the East Garage off Phillip Street, officials said Friday.

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UPDATE: Times-Union: 'Man cave' workers got overtime
OGS duo who allegedly got high on job earned thousands in extra pay
Lee Kindlon, the attorney for Marciano, rejected the IG's allegations.

"That crew worked long hours," Kindlon said. "They had a break room -- just like every other break room in America. Any allegations of wrongdoing, I think, are far overblown."

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