- Associated Press - Saturday, January 30, 2016

CLEVELAND (AP) - A former federal prosecutor in northeast Ohio will receive more than $1.8 million under a settlement with U.S. Justice Department.

An attorney for Thomas Gruscinski tells Cleveland.com (http://bit.ly/1P2eIB5 ) that his client will also be given work with the Justice Department until he’s eligible for full retirement next year. The former prosecutor in Cleveland was fired in 2009.

Gruscinski alleged in complaints that two former U.S. attorneys retaliated against him when he questioned the tactics of a Drug Enforcement Administration agent. Federal prosecutors came under fire for pursuing cases based on information from a drug dealer who’d framed his competitors during an investigation in the central Ohio city of Mansfield.

A spokesman for the current U.S. attorney declined to comment.

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Information from: cleveland.com, http://www.cleveland.com

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