As you may recall, Niagara County Democratic Committee Chairman Dan Rivera was fired from his job as an insurance investigator with Liberty Mutual in the Fall of 2006. At the time, there were allegations that the reason for his termination was his misuse of company resources to dig up dirt on State Assembly candidate Gary Parenti.
Rivera vehemently denied these allegations, stating that the separation from his employer was a "difference of opinion over certain policies", and that the allegations were "nothing more than GOP trash. They will stop at nothing to try to derail me.”
Parenti eventually sued Liberty Mutual for the alleged workplace indiscretions of Rivera.
This evening Niagara Times has learned from a highly placed source that Liberty Mutual has settled the case out of court, paying Parenti the tidy sum of $20,000.
Now we know which policies Rivera and Liberty Mutual had this "difference of opinion" over.