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Former Senior Services Director Sues Group Over Firing

Brian Turner
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The former executive director of Berkeley Senior Services is suing the group over claims she was fired for speaking out against alleged wrongdoing by the former board president.

The Journal reports Linda Holtzapple filed the lawsuit in Berkeley County Circuit Court.

The lawsuit says Holtzapple was fired Jan. 29 after pointing out wrongdoing and waste by Eddie Edmonds. Edmonds resigned in February and became the agency's interim director.

The suit claims Edmonds used his board position to get his company a contract providing IT services to Berkeley Senior Services.

It says Holtzapple sent a staff-wide email about her office controlling IT expenses and then described the issue to regional and state officials.

The board voted to terminate her Jan. 25.

Edmonds says the lawsuit had no merit.

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