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FOX19 Investigates: MSD director may lose his job


The man who runs the Metropolitan Sewer District may lose his job, in part due to a FOX19 investigation into his residency.

Hamilton County leaders claim he may cost MSD ratepayers more than $100-million.

The man at the middle of the controversy is Tony Parrott. Parrott has been with the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati since 2005.

Recently, a FOX19 investigation uncovered the fact that Parrott, who is required by city ordinance to live within city limits, had been supplying a home address to the city on Westwood Avenue. The address listed is a vacant lot.

Meanwhile, FOX19 found property records showing that Parrott owns a home in Butler County. Parrott's wife answered the door when FOX19 knocked.

Amy Wagner: "We are doing a story about city directors in Cincinnati. Right, he's MSD director?

Wife: "Yes." 

Amy: "We are doing a story about where they are living.  Did you know it's a requirement that they live in Cincinnati?" 

Wife: "Yes."

In a letter sent Friday to Interim City Manager Scott Stiles from Christian Sigman, the Hamilton County Administrator states:

"The county commission's fiduciary responsibility to ratepayers and bondholders necessitates our call for immediate management changes within MSD."

View the full letter here.

The letter goes on to mention a host of other "serious management deficiencies," including elements of trust and judgment in response to the FOX19 investigation into Parrott's residence.


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