“I will not resign. I plan to serve and continue to make sure that the citizens of Reading have a voice in Harrisburg,” Caltagirone said in a statement to the Reading Eagle.
“What I would like my constituents to know is that I have maintained, and will continue to maintain, my innocence in this issue. More importantly, I have denied all accusations from day one.”
Caltagirone said he “wanted my day in Court” but settled after being told the “high cost of litigating any complaint, legitimate or not.”
After news broke of the settlement, Governor Tom Wolf, and state Reps. Madeleine Dean (D-Montgomery) and Leanne Krueger-Braneky (D-Delaware) have called for Caltagirone’s resignation.