Investigator: Who allowed unearned firefighter pay?

5:18 PM, Nov 22, 2011   |    comments
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CLEVELAND -- A second audit is underway to determine which supervisers may have allowed Cleveland firefighters to get paid for hours they never worked.

"Individuals will be held accountable," said Cleveland Safety Director Martin Flask.

Flask said Fire Chief Paul Stubbs' retirement in the Spring of next year had nothing to do with the audit. Flask defended the chief, saying the apparent abuses occurred at levels below the chief.

In one case, auditors found one firefighter receiving a full year's pay while being off for up to 4 consecutive months.



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