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Resource ID: #25204
Subject: Local Government
Source: WXYZ-TV (Detroit)
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Date: 9/27/11; 9/28/11; 9/30/11; 10/5/11; 10/14/11

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This investigation exposed a secret $200,000 severance paid out to a government employee while others endured a 20% pay cut. WXYZ found that the severance was never disclosed to county commissioners, who are supposed to approve all payments of $50,000. The reporting caused the county to cancel 16 other severance payments for voluntary resignations, including one for up to $350,000.

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