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Counterclaim filed in township embezzlement case



BESSEMER — There are now multiple lawsuits in the Ironwood Township embezzlement case after Jim McKenzie, representing former Ironwood Township treasurer Jyl Olson-DeRosso, filed a counterclaim Thursday to the lawsuit Ironwood Township filed against Olson-DeRosso.

The township’s suit, filed June 15, is seeking “in excess of $1.2 million in damages” it says were the result of Olson-DeRosso’s alleged embezzlement while treasurer.

The counterclaim doesn’t specify a damage amount, rather asking the court to determine the appropriate amo...

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