Publisher sues Westchester district attorney

The outspoken publisher of a weekly newspaper is once again attracting attention after announcing a lawsuit against the Westchester district attorney. Sam Zherka, publisher of the Westchester Guardian,

News 12 Staff

Jun 11, 2008, 12:11 AM

Updated 5,848 days ago

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The outspoken publisher of a weekly newspaper is once again attracting attention after announcing a lawsuit against the Westchester district attorney.
Sam Zherka, publisher of the Westchester Guardian, is also offering a $100,000 reward to anyone who can dig up information detrimental to Westchester District Attorney Janet DiFiore.
"Janet DiFiore in my opinion is a corrupt individual," Zherka said Tuesday in White Plains.
?Being the highest law enforcement agent in the county and then calling someone who published an article and threatening their family isn't a conversation, it?s a direct threat,? he said.
DiFiore, in a statement, said, ?This is a sophomoric publicity stunt evidently done for ulterior purposes and I will not dignify it with any further response."
Zherka recently won a lawsuit against Yonkers, and Mayor Phil Amicone, after his blue newspaper boxes disappeared.
The city was caught on camera removing them from sidewalks following headlines that criticized Amicone.
In his latest lawsuit, Zherka claims he has been labeled an Albanian mobster and a drug kingpin.
The DiFiore suit also makes allegations that an assistant district attorney in Manhattan, Michael Bogdanos, is also involved in trying to ruin Zherka's reputation.


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