FLINT (AP) – Flint has agreed to pay $250,000 to its former finance director, who claimed he was fired for blowing the whistle on the city’s dire finances.

Flint Mayor Dayne Walling. (City of Flint)

Flint Mayor Dayne Walling. (City of Flint)

Mike Townsend claims he was let go by Mayor Dayne Walling in 2011 because he gave records to the state showing Flint was in poor shape.

A financial emergency soon was declared, and the city has been operating under a state-appointed manager.

Flint says it’s settling the lawsuit based on advice from its lawyers.
(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

More From CBS Detroit

Best Cooking Classes In DetroitLearn how to whip up some wonderful dishes while having fun!
5 Bucket List Items To Cross Off In DetroitThe “must-do” items for anyone making a trip to Detroit.

Watch & Listen LIVE