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Gloucester fishermen’s leader cleared, but shocked by allegations

Vito Giacalone, president of the Gloucester Fishing Community Preservation Fund , has been cleared of any wrongdoing by former attorney general L. Scott Harshbarger after a three-month investigation.

But that does not mean Giacalone is happy with what he found in Harshbarger’s report. In fact, he said, he was astonished to read — for the first time — details of the allegations against him, such as charges of misappropriation of funds and exerting improper influence on fishermen.

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