The former city administrator of Flint claimed in a lawsuit filed Monday she was fired after raising concerns the mayor’s office redirected funds meant for victims of the water crisis towards the mayor’s campaign fund.
Natasha Henderson claimed in the lawsuit that Flint Mayor Karen Weaver directed city employees to stop potential donations to a charity called Safe Water/Safe Homes in February. The charity, run by the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, was specifically set up for the purpose of helping those affected by Flint’s poisoned water.
Henderson claimed city employee Maxine Murray was told to shift the money from the Flint charity to a group calling itself “KarenaboutFlint.” Murray was so shaken by the orders that she went to Henderson because she was worried about “going to jail,” according to the lawsuit.
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