‘Sometimes good guys finish first.’ Opa-locka whistleblower wins lawsuit against the city. Exposing Misconduct.

‘Sometimes good guys finish first.’ Opa-locka whistleblower wins lawsuit against the city

November 29, 2018

The woman who says she revealed the true depths of Opa-locka’s budget crisis in 2016 — and the city’s attempt to hide the dire situation from taxpayers — won a whistleblower case against the city this week when a judge ruled that her 2017 termination was retaliation for exposing corruption and refusing to participate in illegal activities.

Former interim Finance Director Charmaine Parchment was terminated after she ran afoul of her boss, then-City Manager Eddie Brown. He said in a videotaped deposition that he decided he “could not trust her” after she went to the city attorney and said Brown was asking her to engage in corrupt and illegal practices.

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