Burlington Airport aviation director on leave pending investigation

Published: Jul. 6, 2021 at 2:10 PM EDT
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - WCAX News has confirmed that Burlington International Airport Aviation Director Gene Richards is on paid administrative leave.

The mayor’s office says a personnel complaint was made to human resources against Richards and an investigation was initiated immediately. He was put on leave on June 30. We don’t know what the complaint is about.

The city says it is not releasing more information. “I can confirm that we did put director Richards on leave last week. For the integrity and accuracy of the investigation we are going to wait until that work is done until further details are released,” said Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger.

Richards did not respond to a request for comment and officials with the Burlington Airport Commission had no comment.

Deputy director of aviation Nic Longo is now serving as acting aviation director.

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