Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 10/19/2010 07:51:13 PM PDT

San Bernardino County’s former solid waste division manager filed a lawsuit in San Bernardino Superior Court on Monday, alleging wrongful termination for questioning excessive consultant contracts and unreported income and gifts by employees.

Peter Wulfman, 53, alleges he was forced to resign from his job on March 30 after returning from vacation, or face being fired.

Wulfman filed a $4.9 million claim with the county on Sept. 15, which the county rejected on Sept. 23. He began working for the county in February 1993 an an engineer and was promoted to solid waste division manager in May 2002.

The 28-page lawsuit alleges Wulfman was the victim of a “well-orchestrated, unlawful campaign and pattern and practice designed to force him to constructively resign his employment.”

County spokesman David Wert said Tuesday that the county couldn’t comment because it has not yet been served with the lawsuit.

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