Treasurer says he'll take buyout to resign
The Yellowstone County treasurer, under fire for racist emails sent using his government email account, has offered to resign at the end of the year if the county will pay him the $90,000 he would have earned next year if he completed his term.
Max Lenington made the offer to county commissioners in an email sent Friday. The proposal is on the agency for the county commission's meeting on Tuesday.
Commissioner Jim Reno provided the Gazette with a copy of the email.
Lenington recently came under public scrutiny after a Billings Gazette public information request revealed several instances of him using his government email account to send messages that used derogatory terms for blacks and homosexuals.
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