Sacto 9-1-1
April 30, 2012
Library whistleblower's settlement came to $343,000

The Sacramento Public Library Authority agreed to pay a whistleblower $343,000 to settle her retaliation lawsuit against the agency, it was learned today.

Senior Accounts Clerk Diane Boerman worked out the settlement with the library last month but the terms had remained secret until agency officials revealed the details today in response to a Public Records Act request from The Bee.

Boerman sued the agency on grounds that she was denied pay raises or promotions because of her role in making public a kickback scheme that cost the library more than $800,000.

Three people, including two library officials were charged and convicted in the scandal. The library's former director also retired amid accusations of mismanagement.

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