Filippi and prison warden will not comment on ‘inappropriate behavior’ investigation on former mayor

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Former Mayor of Erie Rick Filippi is the subject of an investigation by Erie County Prison officials and government administration.

Erie County officials confirm that Attorney Rick Filippi is the subject of an investigation into reports of inappropriate behavior by a visitor at the Erie County Prison.  As the investigation is ongoing, Filippi is banned from meeting with inmates in the same room.  He is permitted to visit inmates by speaking through a phone and separated by glass.

We did reach out to Filippi for comment but have not heard back.  We also tried to contact the warden at the prison several times, but our calls went unanswered.  

The Erie County President Judge also had no comment on the matter.

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