Wayne County's director of personnel and human resources announces resignation

Georgetta Kelly says she's leaving for Cincinnati

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DETROIT - Wayne County's director of personnel and human resources has announced her resignation.

Georgetta Kelly will leave her position with the county for a new job in Cincinnati.

"We were informed late last week about Ms. Kelly and Mr. Dukes' intentions to leave the county. We are sorry to lose the valuable assets they brought to our Personnel Department. They have been instrumental figures in our administration, most recently at helping to settle our long-standing dispute with AFSCME. Their talents will be missed as they pursue other career options," said Brooke Blackwell, a county spokeswoman.

Kelly's resignation comes one day after two other Wayne County executive administration employees were federally charged with extortion, bribery and obstruction of justice.

The county's chief information officer, Tahir Kazmi, and the county's director of enterprise application, Zayd Allebban, are accused of pressuring a county vendor to lie to FBI agents during their investigation into possible corruption in the county.

Kazmi also is accused accepting bribes.

The FBI began looking into county government last fall after a $200,000 severance deal was approved for the county's outgoing development director, Turkia Mullin.

Mullin was given the deal when she left her position with the county to become CEO of the Wayne County Airport Authority.

Mullin later agreed to repay it and gave the county a check for the after-tax amount of $135,900. Mullin has since been fired from her position with the airport authority.

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