LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former chief deputy sheriff in rural Nevada has accepted $250,000 to end a lawsuit stemming from her claim the sheriff sexually harassed her in 2015.
Melanie Keener’s attorney said Friday her client is happy to move on with her life. The agreement also had Keener leave her job of nearly 20 years.
Storey County Sheriff Gerald Antinoro declined comment.
In court documents, neither he nor the county admit wrongdoing. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports the county paid $80,000 toward the settlement, and $170,000 came from an insurance fund.