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Thu October 27, 2011
Wayne County's ex-economic development director repays severance
DETROIT (AP) - Wayne County's former economic development director has returned money she received as part of a controversial severance deal that has led to an FBI probe.
County Executive Robert Ficano announced Thursday that the repayment has been made by Turkia Mullin.
The severance deal was for $200,000. Mullin received $135,900 after taxes last month after she left her old job to run Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus.
Ficano has fired a part-time employee and placed the county's corporation counsel and a deputy executive on 30-day suspension after an internal investigation into the severance deal. He earlier
defended Mullin's severance deal, but later said protocol was not followed.
Federal agents have since gotten involved, serving subpoenas this month seeking records.
County commissioners are meeting Thursday and looking into the payout to Mullin.