WARREN, Mich. – A former city administrator has been participating in settlement talks with Warren Mayor James Fouts and other city officials in an effort to resolve whistleblower claims alleging the mayor and city retaliated against him for secretly recording potentially incriminating telephone conversations. James Hartley, a former mayoral appointee who worked as government efficiency analyst for Warren, Michigan’s third-largest city, filed his lawsuit against the city and Mayor Fouts in U.S. District Court in July. Mr. Hartley accuses the defendants of retaliating against him in violation of Michigan’s Whistleblower Protection Act, which provides protections to potential whistleblowers who would ... Read More
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