HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A top state Judicial Branch official is recommending the firing of the Waterbury courthouse’s chief judicial marshal over allegations he sexually harassed four women.

Court operations Executive Director Joseph D’Alesio wrote in a letter this week that 70-year-old Anthony Candido of Milford should face a three-judge disciplinary panel and be fired because of the seriousness of the misconduct. Judicial Branch officials on Friday released D’Alesio’s letter to Judge Barbara Quinn, the chief court administrator.

A Judicial Branch investigation report alleges Candido inappropriately kissed and hugged four women at the Waterbury courthouse including a Department of Children and Families worker who later filed a sexual harassment complaint.

Candido was appointed chief marshal in Waterbury in 2001 and has been on unpaid leave since December. He denies the allegations.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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