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Fraser Pays $255,000 in Sex Harassment Suit Against Ex-Mayor and Councilman


November 04, 2019, 7:59 AM


Ex-Mayor Joe Nichols

Fraser has settled a sexual harassment lawsuit on behalf of an ousted mayor and a councilman.

The settlement calls for payout of $85,000 each -- or $255,000 total -- to three female employees in connection with alleged workplace harassment and retaliation by former Mayor Joseph Nichols and ex-councilman Matthew Hemelberg, Jameson Cook of The Macomb Daily reports. 

Nichols and Hemelberg were removed from office in September 2017. 

“The whole situation was a disgrace and uncomfortable for the entire city,” Councilwoman Kathy Blanke tells the paper. 


Read more:  The Macomb Daily


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