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Treasurer says he'll take buyout to resign


November 11, 2013

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 aft...

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