Members of the Madison County Board from both sides of the political aisle are criticizing Treasurer Kurt Prenzler for his handling of a recent lawsuit. Former Treasurer's Office employee Linda Dunnagan alleges through a federal lawsuit that she was dismissed in 2013 because she suffered from a life-threatening illness. A jury sided with her earlier this year.
Prenzler tells The Big Z he never discriminated against her.
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Madison County Board member Bill Meyer (R - Hamel) tells The Big Z Prenzler's decision not to agree to settle the case has cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars.
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It is alleged in a news release from the County Board that Prenzler refused an offer to settle the suit for $60,000, and it may now cost up to $1-million if legal fees and back pay are factored in to the final decision. Prenzler denies there was ever an offer to settle for $60,000.