Multiple sources confirm that it is not just firefighters affected, but other city workers too.East Cleveland also owes more than $600,000 to an insolvent traffic camera company. It, of course, can't pay them either.
Newsnet5.com went to East Cleveland City Hall looking for answers. East Cleveland Mayor Gary Norton refused to speak with us.
The Director of Human Rescources for the city did speak with us. "Any money earmarked toward health insurance goes to health insurance," said Annamaria Smith.
But, when we showed her a letter that we uncovered from the State's Auditors Office, she had no answer.
In the letter, addressed to the chairperson of the City of East Cleveland Financial Planning and Supervision Commission, it said that healthcare claims for the city have not been paid for a number of months.
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