Mostly Cloudy
62°FMostly CloudyFull Forecast

Settlement costs rail agency $1.3M

Published: Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

CHICAGO (AP) – The Chicago area’s Metra commuter rail agency has released accounting details showing the departure of its former chief executive cost taxpayers more than $1.3 million.

Just more than half of that went to pay outside attorneys to defend Metra against allegations of political patronage that emerged during the matter.

Former CEO Alex Clifford alleged he was forced out of the job last year for resisting outside political pressure in hiring and other personnel and contract matters.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

National video



Reader Poll

Do you think billionaire Donald Trump could win the 2016 Republican nomination and be elected president?
Yes
No