Sunday, April 1, 2007

Secret Agent Man

In the words of Verbal Kint, "And like that.. he's gone."

Oneida County Independence Party Chairman John Dote recently resigned from his part-time position with the Frankfort Police Department due to responsibilities involved with a state position.

Dote would not say what position he acquired with the state. At the Observer-Dispatch's request, the state Department of Civil Service's public information office is checking its records to see if they have Dote's position on file.

Dote had recently returned to his position as a Frankfort police officer after resigning when he was the subject of an Oneida County investigation last year.

In 2006, Dote, 54, of Utica, pleaded guilty in Oneida County Court to working as a private investigator without a license, a misdemeanor, and a felony charge of fourth-degree grand larceny was dismissed as part of the agreement with prosecutors.

I'm sure the "state job" story is just a cover. I wouldn't be surprised if a man of Dote's unique talents was recruited by the CIA or NSA. What else could possibly explain the extravagant lifestyle of a man with no visible means of support?