It is unfortunate that Mr. Gleason’s political and professional rivals
have chosen to make a false allegation over what was nothing more than
a regrettable emotional verbal confrontation. Mr. Gleason takes great
comfort in the knowledge that through the judicial process the truth of
his innocence will be revealed, and he will be exonerated. Accordingly,
Mr. Gleason has filed a plea of not guilty and he has requested a jury trial.