Deputies Charge Hassig With Stalking Public Health Director
Donald Hassig, the environmental activist and Congressional candidate, was charged Wednesday with stalking St. Lawrence County's Public Health director.
In a press release, St. Lawrence County Sheriff's deputies said Hassig, 56, of Colton, had "engaged in a continuing course of conduct against Doctor (Susan) Hathaway dating back to 2010." The press release did not specify what Hassig allegedly did.
Hassig is frequently arrested while engaging in environmental or healh protests.
Hassig was charged with stalking, fourth degree, a misdemeanor, and released. An order of protection was issued for Dr. Hathaway.
In a statement, Hassig said the charge was 'false.'
"She (Hathaway) accuses me of this because I have spoken the Truth in public places, accusing her of speaking falsely on the subject of the industrial contaminant exposure health hazard constituted by persistent organic pollutants (POPs) contamination of the animal fat portion of the mainstream food supply.
"Dr. Hathaway is attempting to cause others in our region to look upon me with disfavor. She is doing this to avoid the issue of her failure to warn the public of the POPs exposure health hazard and her deceptive statements concerning this matter."
Saturday, July 4, 2015, Watertown, NY
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