Dear Members of the Capital District Community,
On April 27th, 2020, as you may be aware, I was arrested as a result of allegations made against me by my ex-fiance. These charges resulted in media coverage and the media reported that I was charged with misdemeanor harassment and stalking of “a woman known to my family.” The media did not report that my accuser was my former fiancé who also dated a Watervliet Police officer- the same department that filed the charges against me. The failure by the media to accurately report that the woman who filed the charge was a woman with whom I was engaged to be married is an omission of a very material fact and, in my opinion, a type of sensationalized journalism that painted a picture of facts that were vastly different from reality. I categorically denied all of these allegations. I ended our engagement after I uncovered infidelity, theft, and forgery. I regret that I need to address this matter publicly but feel that I must clarify the false media reports that were printed and aired on local television.
On the day I voluntarily went to the Watervliet Police department to answer to the allegations by my ex-fiance, I learned that someone alerted the news media. I was then paraded in front of news cameras in a deliberate attempt to tarnish my business reputation. Notably, the police chief of Watervliet was fired 2 weeks later. Importantly, the chief’s wife worked for me as a real estate agent and unfortunately, we did not part ways amicably. My attorney and I look forward to bringing this matter to a resolution as quickly as the courts allow.
Anthony M. Gucciardo