POTSDAM — Town Court clerk Mary Jo E. Guyette has been suspended with pay as the town board investigates whether money was misappropriated, according to town board members.
The town council did not vote to suspend Ms. Guyette
or to begin an investigation, and no information was made available to the public.
The date of Ms. Guyette’s suspension has not been disclosed.
Town Councilwoman Judith R. Rich said she
cannot share any details until the investigation is further along.
“It’s a touchy situation, and it has yet to be resolved, so I guess I have no comment,” she
“It’s fluid right now.
I wouldn’t say anything against anybody until things are resolved.”
No criminal charges have been filed.
Several attempts to reach Ms. Guyette
for comment were unsuccessful.
According to Councilwoman Rosemaria Rivezzi, the decision to pay Ms. Guyette
suspension was made because the court clerk is innocent until proven guilty.
“She’s presumed innocent.
We will look into it until we find out what actually happened,” she
“I’m sure the board’s intention would be to find out the truth and to be fair to her
As a town employee, Ms. Guyette is a member of the Teamsters Union Local 687.