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February 3, 2017 ​Statement by Port of Seattle Commission President Tom Albro regarding audit and resignation of CEO Fick
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In the wake of the resignation of Ted Fick, now former CEO of the Port of Seattle, an audit found that 642 employees had received extra compensation amounting to $4.7 million. Documents related to Fick's review and suspension are at the links.

Fick was found to have given himself a $24,500 raise, to have accepted free tickets and gifts the evaluation states "New facts have come to light that Ted also took “gifts” from entities that have direct dealings with the Port with rise to the level of an appearance of conflict if not an outright conflict." He was also subject to "what appears to be" a sexual harassment complaint, states the evaluation.

The Port of Seattle on Friday Feb. 3 released the following statement:

"On Wednesday of this week the Washington State Auditor’s Office briefed the Port on the results of a regularly scheduled accountability audit.

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