Fired Philadelphia Housing Authority chief settles suit for $625k

    Former Philadelphia public housing director Carl Greene has settled his wrongful firing lawsuit for $625,000.

    Greene had argued he was wrongly fired in 2010 over political rivalries and personal embarrassments.

    But the Philadelphia Housing Authority maintained personal problems came to affect his job performance. A PHA lawyer said during the trial that recessed this month that four sexual harassment lawsuits filed against Greene had been settled privately, at a cost to the authority of $900,000, and that tax liens and a threatened foreclosure on his residence were an embarrassment for an agency trying to collect rent from public housing residents.

    A lawyer for Greene told The Inquirer that the Friday settlement was “reasonable and fair.”

    The PHA said it represents a fraction of the $4 million Greene had asked for.

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