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Chester man arraigned on charges he harassed VA worker


MANCHESTER — A Chester man was arraigned Wednesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division on a misdemeanor charge of harassment that alleges he signed another man’s name to a threatening letter as part of a campaign to get the man in trouble.

A police affidavit filed in support of the arrest of Mark Sacco, 47, of 425 Raymond Road, Chester, said a Department of Veterans Affairs special agent reported that Sacco had put a letter, with the forged signature of his target, on the special agent’s car door handle.

The letter referred to having a “heavy arsenal of ammunition and guns,” warned of “a big event coming soon” and spoke of planning “to kill the President.”

The Veterans Affairs agent told Manchester police that surveillance video showed Sacco placing the letter on the vehicle.

The agent said the man targeted, whose name was misspelled on the threatening letter, had not hired Sacco for a position at the Veterans Administration Hospital earlier this year. The man had also told the agent that he had received many calls from unknown numbers at all hours after he failed to hire Sacco.

Bail for Sacco was set at $10,000 cash/surety, with conditions that include no contact with the alleged victim. Trial was set for Nov. 12.

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