Beachwood retains outside counsel, faces more claims—Cleveland Jewish News

The lawsuit filed Dec. 8 in the Ohio 8th District Court of Appeals followed two demand letters from Burkons’ attorney, Peter Pattakos: one to Beachwood’s Calta, another to Mayor Martin S. Horwitz and members of Beachwood City Council.

Pattakos argued Stephanie B. Scalise did not have legal authorization to represent Beachwood as a special prosecutor in the case against Burkons because city council did not vote to appoint her according to city charter. …

Pattakos wrote Scalise’s hiring was done, “to secretly engineer politically motivated and retaliatory criminal proceedings.”

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