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tate Auditor Suzanne M. Bump.
tate Auditor Suzanne M. Bump.Josh Reynolds/AP

State Auditor Suzanne Bump has settled a wrongful termination lawsuit brought by a former top aide who alleged that the Democrat fired her after she voiced concern over Bump’s conducting campaign activities out of her office and improperly mingling politics with office business. Bump confirmed to the News Service on Tuesday that she had settled the suit with her former first deputy auditor, Laura Marlin, for $115,000. Marlin stands to receive $77,000, while the remaining $38,000 will go toward attorney fees. Marlin filed the lawsuit in August after she was fired for what Bump would later describe in court filings as Marlin’s “ongoing rude, disrespectful, and confrontational behavior towards her colleagues.” (State House News Service)