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Saturday, July 14, 2007

Peraica sued by former chief of staff

Daily Southtown (David H. Montgomery) reports that Commissioner Tony Peraica's former chief of staff, Terrence G. Austin, is suing Peraica and a local hospital.
[Austin was] found comatose in his home and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center on July 7, 2005.

Police found a hypodermic needle in Austin's home and charged him with possession of drug paraphernalia July 9, 2005. Two days later, Peraica placed Austin on an unpaid leave of absence from his $78,345-a-year job....

Austin claims his firing was based on the illegal release of his confidential hospital records.

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