Here is what I know so far. Former city administrator Natasha Henderson has claimed that in February Mayor Karen Weaver directed staff to dissuade the public from sending water crisis donations to the Safe Water/Safe Homes charity and instead send donations into Mayor Weaver's own personal fund called karenabout Flint. Public donations to Safe Water/Safe Homes were earmarked to help the many Flint residents struggling to deal with the water crisis.
Henderson claims in a federal lawsuit filed in Detroit May, 9 that after she notified the city attorney's office that she had information that Weaver had instructed staff and volunteers to direct water crisis donations into the mayors personal fund she was promptly fired.
If Henderson's allegations are true all I can say is what a disgraceful twist in an already disgraceful story. Watch for further updates.
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