According to police Fedele was dining when a former state employee began loudly accusing him of planning to keep Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s sometimes controversial Chief of Staff M. Lisa Moody on board should he be elected the next Governor.
The man – Anthony Millo of Naugatuck, a retired probation officer – was charged with breach of peace and interfering with police.
Millo in our report disputed the police account of the incident, but did not deny he accused Fedele of wanting to keep Moody as his Chief-of-Staff.
I will stress here that in no way, shape or form am I making light of a situation in which police perceived a potential threat to the Lt. Governor.
But most observers and Moody, who I profiled a few months back, would say gubernatorial Chiefs of Staff are supposed to maintain a low profile. What does it say about your reputation when someone is willing to confront the Lt. Governor in public not about the job he’s doing or his boss is doing, but about your employment?
Capitol insiders could have saved Millo a court date because it is common knowledge Fedele and Moody don’t exactly see eye to eye.
And back in November Moody told me she has no plans to stay on after Rell retires.
“I could not do this for another Governor or individual,” she said.