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Report: Bristol Mayor Ken Cockayne Published Compromising Photographs Of Council Member

Report: Bristol Mayor Ken Cockayne Published Compromising Photographs Of Council Member

Mayor Ken Cockayne circulated compromising photos of council member Jodi Zils Gagne after her husband gave a political rival airtime on his small internet radio station, an investigative report concludes.

Cockayne then tried to thwart a city investigation after Zils Gagne complained to the personnel director of sexual harassment, and later threatened in a text message to Zils Gagne’s husband that “you and Jodi will pay,” according to the city-commissioned report by an independent attorney. Cockayne and Zils Gagne are second cousins.

Cockayne’s attorney released a statement Thursday denying the accusations and attacking the report as biased, inaccurate and stemming from...

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