- Associated Press - Friday, May 23, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The former deputy director of Rhode Island Housing has been reinstated to her job, in a settlement of her wrongful termination lawsuit.

Gayle Corrigan said she was fired in December over an investigation that she said uncovered financial irregularities involving federal funds at the Urban League of Rhode Island. She sued the housing agency for wrongful termination and violation of whistleblower laws in January.

Rhode Island Housing announced Corrigan’s reinstatement as deputy director Thursday. The agency says she’ll receive the same $157,500 salary she was getting before she was fired.

Corrigan has said she reviewed federal grants to the Urban League for the Safe Haven homeless shelter in Pawtucket. She said the shelter had numerous problems including unpaid employees and no heat. Federal officials are now investigating the problems.

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