Brockton: Building Superintendent placed on paid leave

The city of Brockton’s Building Superintendent has been placed on administrative leave. Fifty-four year old James Caseiri, of Brockton was placed on paid leave by the city on Wednesday afternoon.  A request for information was made to Mayor Linda Balzotti’s office and to Personnel Director Maureen Cruise to learn the reason why Casieri was been placed on leave from his position.

Both Balzotti’s office and Cruise would not elaborate on the issue other than say it was a personnel matter. However, city officials have confirmed that the Brockton Police are also part of the investigation, but would not say why authorities are involved in the matter.

Caseri became the acting superintendent in 2009 when his boss, Joseph Vasapollo was convicted and sentenced to time in prison for taking money for city contracts. Casieri was appointed to a full three year term in 2010.  Meanwhile, Building Inspector James Plouffe will be acting superintendent while Caseri is on leave.

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About Kevin Tocci

Kevin Tocci is a Brockton area reporter, news anchor and host of Monday Night Talk which airs on Monday nights at 6:15 p.m. on 95.9FM WATD.