- Associated Press - Friday, June 5, 2015

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas Treasurer Dennis Milligan has been added to a defamation lawsuit filed by a former treasurer’s office employee against Milligan’s chief of staff.

KATV reports (https://bit.ly/1GoTECj ) that the attorney for David Singer added Milligan on Friday to the lawsuit against Jim Harris, who fired Singer as outreach manager for the office. The lawsuit alleges Harris published false statements about Singer’s mental health to co-workers, to Milligan and to the media.

Attorney Luther Sutter said Milligan was added because of a statement from his office that said Harris’ actions were in his official capacity as the treasurer’s chief of staff.

Milligan’s spokesman referred questions to the attorney general. Attorney General’s spokesman Judd Deer said the matter is under review and declined further comment.

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Information from: KATV-TV, https://www.katv.com/

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