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DMV official is out, says he was wrongfully fired

Posted November 3, 2008

— A top official with the Division of Motor Vehicles says he's been wrongfully fired.

A memo went out Monday informing all employees that Deputy Commissioner Wayne Hurder is no longer employed by the agency.

Hurder, a 15-year veteran of the DMV, said that he has not received formal notification of his termination, but that he had a pre-dismissal conference last week.

His attorney, Jack Nichols, said the DMV has accused his client of interfering with the hiring process.

Nichols, however, said he believes the termination is in retaliation for Hurder's blowing the whistle last month on the hiring practices of DMV Commissioner William Gore.

Nichols said that once his client receives formal notification of his termination, he will file a lawsuit to be reinstated.

The DMV confirmed late Monday that Hurder was no longer employed, but declined to elaborate further.


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  • mamacatofone Nov 4, 2008

    Armando, I feel like I know you :)

  • Beachnut Nov 4, 2008

    I hope to heck that McCrory wins, and, in his opening act, fires the entire management team at DMV. This has been going on far to long!

  • Armando de Cabana Boy Nov 4, 2008

    LOL @ Wayne Hurder!!! It's about time. When you look up "political patronage", you'll find his picture. Part of the "culture of corruption" Pat McCrory speaks of.

  • delilahk2000 Nov 4, 2008

    I think all the agencies need to start obeying the laws thay make.DMV no licenses if you are an illegal, NOOOOO goverment assistants if you are an illegal, you want to arrest employers if they hire them, why not arresst people in your own agencies for aiding and abetting illegals and breaking their own laws, OH I GUESS THEY ARE FOR EVERYONE ELSE TOO OBEY, BUT THE ONES THAT MAKE THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • HappyGirl08 Nov 4, 2008

    Here is what I do not understand. Filing a lawsuit to be reinstated. I mean, I get the most part. You think you were wrongfully terminated, you want vindication and you want your name cleared, etc. I have no problem with this. However, it has always confused me why someone would want to work where people obviously will resort to underhanded measures to get you out. Seems like you would be putting yourself back up in front of the firing squad to me.

  • OLD PIRATE 2 Nov 4, 2008

    Regardless of who the next Gov. is, look at their appointments to commissions. You can't believe the payback that goes on. Lots of union people in important jobs, lots of activist on commissions. We will never clean up Raleigh with this kind of back scratching.

  • rand321 Nov 4, 2008

    Whomever the next governor is, they need to clean up this mess. I hope McCory can clean it up and not just put GOP members in the same spot. Of if its Perdue, she cleans it up.

  • Tax Man Nov 4, 2008

    Here we go again! Another NC government firing for political purposes - time to remove these Dems and replace them with some respectable conservatives.

  • areyououtofyourmind Nov 4, 2008

    "has been taking place for that last past umpteen years while the republicans..."

    Corruption knows no political party.

  • Kristen168 Nov 4, 2008

    Didn't he work for the N&O as a reporter at one time?