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CLEVELAND FIREFIGHTERS-CHARGES
Lawyer says city's treatment of terminated Cleveland firefighter unjust, should get job back

Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, May 15, 2014 11:39 AM EDT
CLEVELAND


The lawyer for a veteran Cleveland firefighter terminated after pleading guilty in a shift-trading scandal says he's disappointed with the city's decision.

Firefighter Calvin Robinson was the last of 13 firefighters to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of complicity to receiving unlawful compensation.

Cleveland defense attorney Henry Hilow says Thursday that given what he calls the city's mismanagement that the treatment of Robinson is not justified and he should get his job back.

Authorities accused the firefighters of illegally paying co-workers to cover their shifts.

Northeast Ohio Media Group reported Wednesday (http://bit.ly/1mW6MoR ) that the city also says it will pursue administrative charges against 19 department supervisors.










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