Treasurer says he'll take buyout to resign
BILLINGS (AP) — The Yellowstone County treasurer, under fire for racist emails sent using his government email account, has offered to resign at the end of the year if the county will pay him the $90,000 he would have earned in 2014 if he completed his term.
Max Lenington made the offer to county commissioners in an email sent Friday. The proposal is on the agenda for the county commission's meeting on Tuesday, The Billings Gazette (http://bit.ly/18lYEBk) reports.
Commissioner Jim Reno provided the Gazette with a copy of the email.
Lenington, 69, recently came under public scrutiny after a Billings Gazette public information request revealed instances of him using his government email account to send messages that used derogatory terms for blacks and homosexuals.
Lenington's sister had forwarded him an email last year opposing Obama after his re-election. Lenington responded in an email that used derogatory terms for blacks and gays that he was baffled over the president's re-...
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