Putnam County District Attorney Robert Tendy opposes the County legislature approving a settlement of a lawsuit filed by Anthony DiPippo, who on his 3rd trial for the rape and murder of a 12 year old girl was found not guilty. The suit was settled for 12 million dollars. Tendy says it's his opinion, and prior courts have agreed, that DiPippo’s civil rights were never violated. He says the suit had no factual or legal basis and would ultimately fail. Tendy claims the County never investigated DiPippo’s claims. He believes, based on comments made by the legislators as they cast their votes, the County was only concerned with money. Tendy called the settlement decision reprehensible, indefensible, and incomprehensible adding that he was astonished and sickened by this decision.