State worker seeks apology after porn charges dismissed
By Laurel J. Sweet | Tuesday, June 17, 2008
DIA spokeswoman Linnea Walsh said yesterday, “We are not privy to the details of the criminal investigation of the district attorney’s office or attorney general’s office. However, those offices are charged with determining whether to bring criminal charges and not with determining whether there was a proper basis to discharge Mr. Fiola from his position with the DIA.”
Fiola was fired last year after the department found his laptop was filled with porn, which Fiola insisted he was unaware had been downloading into an internal file for months.
“No one cared to listen. No one cared what happened to us,” said Robin Fiola, recalling the hours she spent crying with her husband. “I was afraid it was going to kill one of us before the case was dismissed.”
A couple crucified
By Eric S. Atwater | Wednesday, June 18, 2008
I feel compelled to support Michael and Robin Fiola for their having to live in hell the past several years (June 16).
Their so-called friends who ran when the allegations came out were not friends. I would kiss them off. They didn’t even give their “friend” the benefit of the doubt.
There needs to be a law against such public hangings before a complete, competent and secure investigation is done. Too many lives are ruined due to false allegations and speculation. Authorities have no right to publicly prosecute anyone, possibly ruining a reputation for life, without first conducting a proper, thorough investigation.
I wish the Fiolas the best in rebuilding their tarnished reputations.
Eric S. Atwater, Wakefield
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