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Sheriff: No employees fired over sewage leak at Ingham County Jail

Posted: 8:51 AM, Oct 13, 2016
Updated: 2016-10-13 10:55:00-04
Employee fired after evidence destroyed at jail

UPDATE 10:54 a.m.

Ingham County Sheriff Gene Wrigglesworth is saying no employee was fired over the sewage leak at the county jail.

Sources reached out claiming a high-level employee was let go, but Wrigglesworth says that isn't the case.

Last month, the Sheriff admitted that a sewer pipe leak destroyed hundreds of pieces of evidence four years ago.

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In an update on the sewage leak at the Ingham County Jail that destroyed valuable evidence - sources say that a high-level employee at the Ingham County Sheriff's Office has been fired in the wake of the scandal.

Just Wednesday the Ingham County Board of Commissioners okayed using $20,000 to hire a retired prosecutor to help with the audit of the evidence room.

Last month, the Ingham County Sheriff admitted that a sewer pipe leak destroyed hundreds of pieces of evidence four years ago.