- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 11, 2016

FLINT, Mich. (AP) - The mayor of Flint is breaking her silence and denying allegations that she was using the city’s water crisis to get cash for a political fund.

Former city administrator Natasha Henderson filed a lawsuit Monday, claiming she was dismissed for being a whistleblower. She says she was fired after reporting that Mayor Karen Weaver was trying to steer donations to a campaign fund instead of a charity for families with lead-tainted water.

Weaver released a statement Wednesday, saying Henderson is making “outrageously false claims.”

Henderson was hired when Flint was under state emergency management, but she was fired after a year on the job. Weaver was elected to the mayor’s office last November after promising to help the city recover from the water mess.

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