BULLHEAD CITY–A city employee for the Bullhead City Municipal Court has returned to her position as court administrator after charges of theft and misconduct were dismissed this week.
City Manager Toby Cotter confirmed the information for The Bee on Thursday via email.
Melissa Solano, who works as the court administrator under Judge Peter Psareas, had been on paid administrative leave since March 1 following a grand jury indictment for her alleged role in the misappropriation of city property and misconduct.
Solano was one of three employees being investigated. Mark Perry—Solano’s reported boyfriend—and Donald Carley resigned in December when the formal investigation began.
The investigation reportedly began after a former city employee brought several issues to the attention of city officials, including Carley, in November. Shortly after, the employee was terminated from his position.
A notice of claim, which is a precursor to a lawsuit, has since been filed against the City of Bullhead City and Carley. The claimant alleges Carley and the City of Bullhead City fired him unduly after he brought several issues to the attention of Carley and the Human Resources Department.
Public Work’s Director Pawan Agrawal, who oversaw Carley and the department, was fired from his position in February, however the reasoning behind his firing was not made public.