Monday, December 09, 2019
SHOCK!!! JACKSON COUNTY PAYS $727K SETTLEMENT FOLLOWING EXEC FRANK WHITE COMBAT CASH HOT MESS!!!
Scott Jacoby said he was caught in the middle of a power struggle between Jackson County Executive Frank White and the county legislature.
Deputy Director of Finance Scott Jacoby stated he would not process payroll for individuals who were scheduled to be paid with COMBAT dollars because those payments were ordered by the White administration after the Legislature clearly established Ordinance 5061 as county law on Dec. 28, 2017.
“Associates should not have to work in a hostile environment with fear of disciplinary action taken upon them because they are unwilling to perform an unlawful act,” Jacoby wrote in his email.
A lawsuit was filed earlier this year.
County officials DEMANDED for Mr. Jacoby to be reinstated.
Today's aftermath mostly hidden behind a paywall but sent our way by generous readers . . .
"Jackson County is paying a former employee $727,000 to drop the lawsuit he filed after he was laid off after refusing an order to spend taxpayer money illegally.
"The amount is believed to be the most the county has paid this decade to settle an employment-related complaint involving a single claimant."
Developing . . .