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Louisiana pays $149K to settle harassment suit

5 days 16 hours 8 minutes ago Thursday, October 11 2018 Oct 11, 2018 October 11, 2018 3:50 PM October 11, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
BATON ROUGE (AP) - Louisiana is paying $149,075 to end a sexual misconduct lawsuit against former Secretary of State Tom Schedler that was filed by one of his former employees.
  
Schedler will personally pay $18,425 on top of the taxpayer-financed amount.
  
Details of the settlement were provided Thursday to The Associated Press by the Division of Administration. The payments will resolve legal claims that Schedler sexually harassed a woman who worked for him.
  
A state district judge has signed paperwork ending the lawsuit.
  
Schedler, a Republican in office since 2010, resigned as Louisiana's chief elections official in May amid intensifying scrutiny about the harassment allegations.
  
Of the taxpayer-financed amount, the Division of Administration says $58,625 will be paid by the Office of Risk Management, Louisiana's self-insurer, and $90,450 by the secretary of state's office.

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