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Lawsuit claims Flint Mayor diverted funds to PAC

Posted at 6:20 PM, May 09, 2016
and last updated 2021-01-14 15:59:33-05

A former Flint City Administrator claims she was fired for blowing the whistle on the new Flint Mayor, who was allegedly diverting cash donations to help people with the water crisis into to the Mayor's own political fund.

Natasha Henderson claims wrongful discharge of employment and whistleblower protection in a suit filed today in Federal Court.

You can read the lawsuit at the bottom of this article.

The claim is an assistant to the Mayor, Maxine Murry told Henderson in tears that she "feared going to jail" because the Mayor allegedly told her to direct donations from the Safe Water/Safe Homes fund to the "Karenabout Flint" political fund.

The suit also claims Henderson took the issue to the Flint City Attorney and documented it in email and, when Henderson followed up, she was fired within hours.

Mayor Karen Weaver was elected last November just as the water crisis was emerging as a major health issue with lead contamination and possible Legionnaires Disease with 12 deaths.

Mayor Weaver declined comment saying this is pending litigation.  

Natasha Henderson Whistleblower Lawsuit