FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Two former Frederick Community College employees who alleged that they were fired for revealing financial mismanagement and unethical actions at the school will receive $400,000 in a settlement of their whistleblower claims.

Former purchasing director Robert Gill will receive $225,000, according to settlement details obtained by the Frederick News Post through a public records request. Former budget director Jerry Garbinski, will receive $175,000.

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Gill and Garbinski filed a lawsuit in 2013 claiming they were improperly fired, and that former FCC President Doug Browning and former administrator Donald Francis were angry at the two for cooperating with an investigation.

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The lawsuit claimed among other things that Browning asked Garbinski to manipulate the college budget to increase employee health care premiums, intending to use the money for a construction project.

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