NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - A judge has ruled that a lawsuit filed against the former director of Norfolk's Community Service Board and suspended worker Jill McGlone can proceed.
McGlone was paid for 12 years without having to come to work.
The CSB originally filed a lawsuit against former employees Brenda Wise, Anthony Crisp and Linda Beradi claiming all three had knowledge that McGlone wasn't working.
Thursday, a judge ruled that Wise, Crisp and Beradi could not be named in the suit, only McGlone and former director George Pratt.
McGlone is being sued for unjust enrichment while CSB claims Pratt breached his contract.
Judge Everett A. Martin, Jr. signed an order Thursday allowing CSB to sue McGlone for payments going back to April 12, 1998. CSB cannot recover anything from Pratt, who is retired, dated prior to April 12, 2006.
In a Sept. 2010 interview with WAVY.com Berardi and Crisp insisted they were not in charge of resolving McGlone's suspension and were made scapegoats by the city; Wise has said that the suspension got lost in the administrative shuffle; McGlone has said she asked to come back to work and was told no; Pratt has said he wasn't aware of McGlone.
Crisp and Berardi claimed they told supervisors for years McGlone was on the payroll, and supervisors did nothing
This week, a special grand jury was created by Judge Charles E. Poston to determine if criminal charges will be filed in the case of no-show worker Jill McGlone, according to Lori Crouch with the City of Norfolk.
McGlone collected $230,000 in pay and benefits in that 12 years span.
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