Ex-Louisiana official doesn’t admit guilt in suit settlement
By MELINDA DESLATTE, Associated Press
Tom Schedler and the female former employee who accused him of harassment agreed to terms in August that involved a $167,500 payment to the woman and no acknowledgment of liability from Schedler.
All participants in negotiations are barred from talking to the media about the settlement.
The Division of Administration, a state agency involved in resolving the legal claims, provided settlement documents Wednesday to The Associated Press after releasing payment figures last week.
Louisiana taxpayers are paying $149,075 to end the litigation, while Schedler is paying $18,425.
Schedler, a Republican, resigned as Louisiana's chief elections official in May.
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