Former Manager Sues PA Turnpike Commission for Political Firing
Donald Kovac claims he was fired for refusing to reinstate a toll collector who assaulted a motorist (and was captured doing so on video). With pressure from the Teamsters, then chairman Mitchell Rubin – since forced to resign due to an ongoing FBI investigation and his wife’s conviction – gave the order to fire Kovac.
It gets better. How do think Kovac was told he was being fired?
On Nov. 20, Mr. Kovac said, he was driving a turnpike-owned car that had been assigned to him when he was pulled over by a state trooper and told he had been fired.
Given the depth of corruption of political patronage at the Turnpike Commission, I didn’t think much would surprise me – but getting pulled over by police to get a pink slip rather than a speeding ticket is bizarre.