CLARKSTOWN, N.Y. -- Ram Nagubandi, the former head of Rockland County’s Human Rights Commission, was paid $62,652.63 as part of a disciplinary charge to voluntarily leave the $102,000 a year position on May 6, according to lohud.com.
The agreement included roughly $40,000 cash and $22,600 in benefits all paid together. Nagubandi served as the county’s human rights commissioner since 2000, reappointed by County Executive Ed Day in 2014 for a three-year term. The New City man was placed on paid leave in mid-April. The county did not disclose why, according to lohud.com.
The settlement was reached a day after Nagubandi dropped legal action alleging Day and otheres violated his civil rights by attempting to fire him from his positions for arbitrary and capricious reasons. After the legal action was dropped, the county confirmed Nagubandi left his job but would not comment on why. Day went on to name Penny Jennings as his choice for the county’s human rights commissioner, according to lohud.com.
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