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Barron County pays $175,000 to settle lawsuit with former highway commissioner

Madison (AP) — A northwestern Wisconsin county has agreed to pay $175,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by its former highway commissioner.

Barron County and its insurer will pay $130,000 to Brian Mattison for damages, and $45,000 to cover his attorneys fees and costs under the settlement, which averts a trial set for this month.

The county also issued a statement saying it does not believe Mattison was “directly involved” in any falsification of records in the highway department and that he voluntarily retired on Jan. 1, 2008.

Mattison filed the lawsuit against the county and its former top official claiming he was unfairly linked to a scheme to falsify records to get higher reimbursements from the state Department of Transportation.

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