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Jan 30, 2014 10:56 PM

6 Investigates: Cotroneo's Start as City Attorney Delayed

CORPUS CHRISTI - KRIS 6 News has learned that Roxann Cotroneo will not start work on Monday, as scheduled. In fact, she will not begin work until the city investigation into her alleged inappropriate and intimidating remarks to her staff is wrapped up.

City Manager Ron Olson has accepted Roxann Cotroneo's offer to delay her first day of work, pending the outcome of the investigation.

The debacle began when an anonymous email accused Cotroneo of making remarks that the e-mail sender found offensive and in violation of city policy.

Those remarks referred to her sex life, her race, and regular use of foul language.

Since first reporting on the allegations on Monday, KRIS 6 News has confirmed through multiple sources that the questionable remarks were made when Cotroneo addressed the city legal department -- the same department she is set to be paid $151,000 to lead.

As of now, the city is conducting an internal investigation and Cotroneo will not begin duties as city attorney until that investigation is complete.

Cotroneo has declined to speak with KRIS 6 News about the allegations, as has City Manager Ron Olson.

Cotroneo was most recently city attorney in Harlingen.

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