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County answers second FOIA request
Most post-employment payments dealt with lawsuits
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In addition to the $22,150 severance package paid to former Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) administrative assistant Samantha Connell, Kershaw County has made a total of 10 post-employment payments to former county employees. Half of the payments are settlements of five lawsuits filed against current Sheriff James Matthews for defamation during his first year in office by former Sheriff Steve McCaskill and four other sheriff’s office or county government employees. Another settled a lawsuit filed against McCaskill by a former deputy for wrongful termination.