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$1M settlement for ex-city clerk in tax flap

AP Wire • Jul 21, 2015 at 2:31 PM

The agreement with Jenifer French was announced Wednesday. She will be reinstated as clerk, but will immediately resign. She'll get about $900,000 and the city will pay $109,000 into the retirement system.

The Michigan appeals court in 2013 said a judge wrongly threw out an arbitrator's decision that was in French's favor. The ruling meant that she could be reinstated with back pay and benefits that were worth $90,000 a year when she was fired in 2006.

French, who was appointed city clerk in 2000, maintained that she didn't intentionally deceive the city.

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