May 27, 2010 5:18 PM
Natasha Lindstrom

SAN BERNARDINO • Six months after he was suddenly fired without cause, the former top executive of San Bernardino County is suing the county for wrongful termination.

Former County Administrative Officer Mark Uffer on Wednesday filed a lawsuit alleging that county supervisors and their top staffers retaliated against him for his cooperation with the county grand jury and District Attorney’s office.

Uffer was ousted on a split vote by the Board of Supervisors “for no cause” on Nov. 17.

Last month the county rejected a $15 million claim filed by Uffer alleging many of the same allegations. The claim portrays Uffer as “the subject of a well-orchestrated campaign that had designs on forcing him to resign, and when that could not be achieved, terminated his employment.”

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