Philly Housing Workers Sue Over Alleged Slush Fund

Workers say they were forced to pay into lavish parties for their boss

By MARYCLAIRE DALE
|  Thursday, Sep 16, 2010  |  Updated 11:30 AM EDT
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Philly Housing Workers Sue Over Alleged Slush Fund

NBCPhiladelphia.com

Two more women have come forward to accuse embattled PHA commissioner Carl R. Greene of sexual harassment, according to former Philadelphia mayor, John Street.

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Public housing workers in Philadelphia say they were forced to make payroll deductions into a slush fund that financed lavish parties for their boss.

The accusations against the embattled Philadelphia Housing Authority come in a potential class action lawsuit filed this week.

The suit is just the latest problem for the agency.

Celebrated executive director Carl Greene is on leave amid news the agency quietly agreed to pay $900,000 to a string of female employees who accused Greene of sexual harassment.

And federal investigators are reviewing agency spending.

The sprawling authority gets most of its $345 million budget from the federal government.

The suit filed Wednesday says top employees had to pay $130 a year toward the alleged slush fund to keep their jobs.
      
 

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