CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — Lake County has agreed to pay $185,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against the northwestern Indiana county's recorder.
County attorney John Dull confirmed Monday that taxpayers will finance the payment to Estela Montalvo. The former part-time recorder's office employee sued Recorder Michael B. Brown and the county in federal court last year, alleging sexual harassment.
Brown said Monday he maintains his innocence, but took his attorney's advice to resolve the matter and move on with his career.