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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Ind. Gov't. - Bose McKinney reimburses Wayne Township $435,000 for handling of superintendent’s contract

Reporter Alex Campbell has this post at StarWatch; also at IndyStar. A few quotes:

The law firm that represented Wayne Township’s school district during negotiations with ex-Superintendent Dr. Terry Thompson has agreed to pay back the district $435,000 in legal fees it received during the dispute that followed.

The contract became the subject of controversy when it was revealed that Dr. Thompson’s taxable income increased from $200,000 to more than $2 million during his final year at the district. He was also paid more than $1 million after his retirement.

The settlement between the school district and Bose McKinney & Evans, LLP, which has represented the district for decades, was obtained by The Star after a public records request. It mentions lawyer Jon M. Bailey by name, but acknowledges no wrongdoing.

“Bose shall reimburse the District $435,000.00 for legal fees the District has incurred in investigating the Dispute and preparing the Lawsuit against Thompson (for, among other things, fraud and constructive fraud) (the “Reimbursement”),” the settlement says.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on March 28, 2012 11:32 AM
Posted to Indiana Government