The firing and rehiring of a Marion County Assessor's Office employee is raising concerns among some taxpayers.To see the rest of the story, click here.
According to documents obtained by 6News' Kara Kenney, LeRoy Lewis was fired on Oct. 6, 2010, by then-Marion County Assessor Greg Bowes.
The county's new assessor, Joseph O'Connor, rehired Lewis on June 1 as district manager of the Marion County Assessor's Office June 1, 2011.
Most of the documents in Lewis' personnel file are redacted, but according to the file, Lewis "failed to heed prior warnings related to a possible sexual harassment complaint" and "repeatedly used his agency-provided computer to access web sites on the Internet that are unrelated to his work assignment, and because he was not working on his main assignment for as much as four working days, termination is warranted."
When contacted Thursday, Bowes declined to elaborate, but said the firing was completely warranted.
"I absolutely stand by my decision," Bowes said. "It was completely correct."
Numerous sources told 6News that Lewis is the husband of Maggie Lewis, a city-county councilor.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Marion County Assessor Rehires Husband of City-County Councilor Who Had Been Fired for Misconduct
Here's an interesting news story that might have been missed in the flury of stories yesterday. Kara Kenney of WRTV reports: