PHA suspends four top employees

    The remaking of scandal-tainted Philadelphia Housing Authority continues. According to a report in the Inquirer, Michael P. Kelly, PHA’s interim director, suspended with pay four high-level executives who were part of the inner circle of fired director Carl R. Greene. 

    A PHA spokeswoman confirmed the suspensions, but would not identify the employees. The report cites sources, however, who identifies the suspended individuals as: Carolyn Carter, assistant executive director of operations; Dianne Rosenthal, assistant director of finance and administration; Frederick Pasour, acting general counsel; and Linda Staley, executive general manager of partnership resource development.

    The paper identifies another source who says Kelly opted to continue paying the four as he investigates their roles in the handling of certain matters.

    Kelly took over the PHA after the September firing of Greene following disclosures that he had the Authority secretly settle three sexual-harassment complaints against him.

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