A former aide to New Haven Mayor Toni Harp has settled her lawsuit against the city. Bianca Bowles, who was fired for misuse of a city credit card, agreed to the settlement, which includes a nondisclosure agreement.
News 8′s Mario Boone broke this story late Tuesday on Facebook and Twitter. As part of the deal the city won’t go after Bowles for the more than $11,000 she allegedly billed to a city credit card fraudulently. The city also agreed to reverse her firing, changing her personnel file to reflect she resigned instead. But she won’t receive a financial payout in the settlement.
Speaking exclusively to News 8, her lawyer, Steve Jacobs, said the confidentiality clause prevented him from disclosing many of the details. “I can only tell you, Mario, that the case was resolved to Bianca’s satisfaction,“ Jacobs said. News 8 did independently obtain the 8-page document spelling out the settlement.
Bowles still faces criminal charges in connection to alleged misuse of the city credit card.
Web Extra: Settlement Agreement and General Release form