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Mount Vernon Mulls Giving City Comptroller Payout

Mount Vernon Comptroller Maureen Walker, the top aide to Mount Vernon Mayor Ernest Davis, could get a six-figure payout from the city stemming from a 2008 lawsuit.
Mount Vernon Comptroller Maureen Walker, the top aide to Mount Vernon Mayor Ernest Davis, could get a six-figure payout from the city stemming from a 2008 lawsuit. Photo Credit: File

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- The top aide to Mount Vernon Mayor Ernest Davis could get a six-figure payout from the city stemming from a 2008 lawsuit regarding back pay — even though a judge found in the city’s favor in ruling she was entitled to less than $30,000, according to a story on lohud.com.

City Comptroller Maureen Walker was told a $150,000 settlement had been put forth by an insurance carrier for the city, but was unsure whether that was only for the mayor's special assistant, Shari Harris, or for all the plaintiffs, the story said. She questioned why anything more than the court judgement would be paid, lohud.com said.

Other officials and lawyers for both sides have refused to confirm any discussion of a settlement, lohud.com said.

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