STATE OF DELAWARE
EXECUTIVE ORDER NUMBER NINETY-NINE
TO: The Honorable Henry R. Folsom, Jr., President, New Castle County Council and The Honorable Melvin A. Slawik, New Castle County Executive.
RE: Article XV, Section 6, Constitution of the State of Delaware.
WHEREAS, on Tuesday, March 9, 1976, a Federal jury convicted New Castle County Executive Melvin A. Slawik of three counts of Perjury; and
WHEREAS, as New Castle County Executive Melvin A. Slawik is a public officer; and
WHEREAS, said convictions are of an infamous crime; and
WHEREAS, upon the considered advice of the Attorney General of the State of Delaware, it is my mandatory obligation as Chief Executive of the State of Delaware under the Constitution Article XV, Section 6 to "remove from office any public officer convicted of misbehavior in office or of any infamous crime";
NOW, THEREFORE, 1, SHERMAN W. TRIBBITT, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby remove New Castle County Executive Melvin A. Slawik from the office of New Castle County Executive and declare that office vacant as of 5:00 P.M. E.S.T., March 11, 1976.
Approved March 11, 1976