Region's CAO wants 1.15 million

According to documents obtained by the St. Catharines Standard, Carmen D'Angelo is seeking more than $1.15 million for multiple reasons including wrongful dismissal and 'intentional infliction of mental suffering.'

The statement from D'Angelo's lawyers says he is seeking 3 years worth of wages after a contact extension arranged with former regional chair Alan Caslin was declared void by the new council.

Lawyers also allege the Region's recent treatment of D'Angelo was 'outrageous' and calculated to make his life 'miserable.'

The legal team accuses Regional members of leaking confidential information to the media, calling those alleged members 'reckless' for allowing intrusions into his personal affairs.

An Ombudsman's investigation is currently probing the hiring process that awarded D'Angelo the prestigious position in the first place.