Ousted Housing Finance Director Sues D.C. Over Credit Card Rules
High-living former District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency boss Harry Sewell is back. After getting the boot last November following LL's stories about how he used his agency credit card at a luxury shoe store and Miami nightclubs, Sewell filed a lawsuit Friday against his old agency for firing him over more than 600 charges.
In his breach of contract lawsuit, filed Friday, Sewell concedes that he used his agency credit card for personal purchases. But Sewell says that didn't violate his employment rules, claiming that he reimbursed the agency for personal expenses and stopped using government cards entirely after he issued a new credit card policy in October 2013.
Sewell claims that his November ouster both cost him six months of severance pay and embarrassed him. Sewell's attorneys didn't respond to a request for comment, while a DCHFA spokeswoman declined to comment to LL, saying that the agency hasn't been served with the complaint yet.
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