HEARING SET TO PRESERVE FDLE CERTIFICATION FOR MICHAEL VERDUGO

The Law Offices of George Castrataro, P.A.

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Fort Lauderdale, Florida- August 10, 2010 A controversial hearing is set for Hollywood, Florida police officer Michael Verdugo ("Mikey") that is expected to ratify a Florida Department of Law Enforcement  settlement that will preserve his police certification:

Thursday, August 12, 2010 at 9:30 a.m.

Hyatt Regency Ballroom #6

211 North Tampa Street

Tampa, FL

Media coverage is invited.  We anticipate a strong show of support to mirror that demonstrated when about 100 people attended  a recent press conference held in Fort Lauderdale to send a powerful message in support of Mikey and against discrimination," Verdugo's pro bono attorney George Castrataro said.  "The press conference was held to educate the community about the City of Hollywood's vengeful and unprecedented war against equality.

Michael Verdugo's story is shared by countless Americans who have lost their jobs and careers simply because they are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.