- Associated Press - Friday, March 28, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The former director of public housing in Philadelphia has been banned from working with any federal programs for three years.

Carl Greene is being sanctioned for failing to disclose that the Philadelphia Housing Authority had spent money to lobby Congress.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the U.S. Housing and Urban Development agency issued the ban Thursday.

Greene disappeared from public view in 2010 amid reports he had quietly agreed to settle four sexual-harassment complaints for $900,000.

He later won a $625,000 settlement in a wrongful termination lawsuit against the city.

Greene is credited with replacing dangerous public high-rises with garden apartments and townhomes during his 13-year tenure.

But critics say he demanded payments from top employees for lobbying and parties, and spent millions in agency funds on outside legal fees.


Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, https://www.inquirer.com

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