Burkons’ attorney wants special prosecutor ‘terminated’—Cleveland Jewish News

Without prior council authorization, Pattakos argued in his Oct. 22 letter to Beachwood Law Director Diane Calta, Scalise’s representation is not legal.

Pattakos wrote that Beachwood city prosecutor Nathalie Supler, “secretly contacted an outside attorney,” referring to Scalise, whom he also wrote is a “personal friend” of Supler, as well as her former colleague at the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office and her current colleague as lead prosecutors at Shaker Heights Municipal Court.

By way of example, Pattakos said the Beachwood City Council properly followed the law Aug. 22, 2019, in hiring Carole Rendon, partner at BakerHostetler and her firm in order to undertake an investigation of Mayor Martin S. Horwitz.

Beachwood City Council president James Pasch previously told the Cleveland Jewish News repeatedly he was unaware of the hiring of Scalise. He had no comment on Pattakos’ demand letter Oct. 22.

Multiple attempts to reach Calta and Supler were unsuccessful.

When reached by the CJN Oct. 22, Scalise had no comment.

“I’d prefer not to speak on the matter at this time,” she wrote the CJN in an email.

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