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Ex-Bell official seeks $837,000 from city

Posted: August 29, 2012 1:00 p.m.
Updated: August 29, 2012 1:00 p.m.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Bell official who was fired during a corruption scandal is suing the city.

The Los Angeles Times says Eric Eggena is seeking $837,000 in severance pay and compensation for unused vacation and sick time.

Eggena was director of general services in the small Los Angeles suburb. He was paid as much as $421,000 a year.

Eggena was one of several Bell officials who received huge salaries and was fired when the scandal broke.

However, he was not one of the eight Bell officials facing criminal charges.

The city was served with the lawsuit last week. An attorney for Bell, Anthony Taylor, calls the demand outrageous.

But Eggena's attorney, Richard Shinee, says the city must honor its contract with his client, regardless of the terms.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.




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