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Oct 6, 2009 7:25 PMPublication: The East Hampton Press

Text of McGintee resignation letter

Oct 6, 2009 7:25 PM

Monday, October 5, 2009

After a long period of reflection, I have decided to step down as Supervisor of the Town of East Hampton, effective immediately.

Although much has been accomplished during my tenure as Supervisor, the past two years have been fiscally difficult for the Town. As Supervisor and the Town’s Chief Fiscal Officer, I accept responsibility for the position we are now in.

I have devoted my entire professional career to the Town of East Hampton and I believe that resigning now is in the Town’s best interest. Ending this matter allows me to provide ongoing assistance to the District Attorney’s office as its investigation continues, and to spend more time with my family.

Deputy Supervisor Pete Hammerle will assume the role of Supervisor until the new administration takes office in January.

I sincerely thank those who have supported me during my time as Supervisor, and I also thank the District Attorney for allowing me to resolve this matter.

William E. McGintee

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a letter clearly written by his lawyer. This is not McGintee speaking. This is the prelude to his arrest.
By demi (10), East Hampton on Oct 5, 09 2:29 PM
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I think that he will try to get away with everything by trying to make deals with the DA to turn others in to avoid prosectuion. But my prediction is he will spend a fortune on attorneys and maybe get a reduced sentence, but in the end will still be sent to the BI G HOUSE.
By Hummer (13), East Hampton on Oct 5, 09 6:39 PM
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By Hummer (13), East Hampton on Oct 5, 09 7:30 PM
Resigning NOW is in the best interest of the Town??? Why not resigning when all this drama started?
By nicole (96), Hampton Bays on Oct 5, 09 9:23 PM
I would be happy if Bill McGintee agreed to return his salary for the last six years (OK - the last four years? the last two?) to the Town coffers - rather than seeing it go to attorneys to work out a "deal". That money is our money - his police pension is enough for the family, isn't it? While i do feel sorry for them, I don't feel sorry for him. Shame and embarrasment (not that I have really seen any from him) is one thing - exploiting a fiduciary duty an elected official has to his/her constituents ...more
By Board Watcher (534), East Hampton on Oct 5, 09 11:33 PM
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I agree he should return back the money because he earned it on lies, that is how he got re-elected. If the people would have known the truth. We would have replaced him and the people would not be in the tax burden mess we are currently in. But he is not done screwing us. His new bubjet calls for another 10% tax increase so although he is not in town hall anymore the presence of the MONSTER still exists. And like the tentacles of a octopus he still has a hold on this town.
By Hummer (13), East Hampton on Oct 6, 09 10:38 AM
By kanye..west (2), east hampton on Oct 6, 09 10:46 AM
"After a long period of reflection" ??? Are you kidding me?? How about "After a long period of INVESTIGATION" ?? Fool.
By MaryMac (43), Riverhead on Oct 7, 09 9:40 AM