Settlement in Sheboygan mayor lawsuit

CREATED Aug 25, 2011

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SHEBOYGAN - The city of Sheboygan has paid a six-figure settlement in a lawsuit against Mayor Bob Ryan.

According to the Sheboygan Press, former human resources director Angela Payne will receive $310,000.

Payne accused Ryan of making "drunken, sexual advances" against her.

The city's insurance company paid the settlement, which happened a week after Ryan admitted to a three-day drinking binge in Elkhart Lake.

Common Council members are trying to remove Ryan from office for his problems with alcohol.

The council could hire a special prosecutor as early as Thursday night.  Members have been interviewing potential candidates, including former Waukesha County District Attorney Paul Bucher.