|Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer|
Sunday, October 02, 2005
Whistling in the High Desert - Worth $4.75 Million
[He] discovered in 1996 that county administrators used fictional liability figures in reports submitted to bond underwriters and others [and] was fired after informing Deborah Larson, the chief financial officer, of the mistake and threatening exposure unless the mistake was corrected.Although the County initially claimed he was terminated for different reasons, including pornography found on his computer, it didn't pursue that argument at trial.
According to Walters, "After nine years of sleepless nights, I'm going to get my first good night's sleep. The truth came out." My guess is that the same was not true for the folks from the County, particularly if as the Tuscon Citizen reported, the County's insurance policy has a $5 million deductible.