A day after the board of the Philadelphia Housing Authority suspended executive director Carl Greene as they look into allegations of sexual misconduct (see related story), questions remain about what’s going on with Greene at this moment.
KYW’s Mike Dunn reports that Greene’s attorney says his client is undergoing medical treatment but won’t say more.
The attorney, Clifford Haines (right), will only say that Greene is undergoing treatment at an undisclosed facility outside of Pennsylvania and will not be available for three weeks.
The chairman of the PHA, former mayor John Street, says he doesn’t know what is wrong but he doesn’t doubt there is an issue, simply because of Greene’s recent behavior:
“It ought to be obvious to most people that he has a little bit of a problem. He’s conducted himself in a way that seems to be completely against his (own) interests in all of this.”
But other observers wonder whether Greene and his attorney are simply laying the groundwork to fight – on medical grounds — any dismissal of Greene. Attorney Haines says it wouldn’t be prudent for the board to dismiss anyone on medical leave.
Greene earns a base salary of $306,000 a year and will continue to be paid while on his board-imposed suspension.