The man hired to get North Carolina's ferries back on track after a federal investigation says he's been fired for doing his job.
The News & Observer of Raleigh reported 58-year-old Harold Finch came out of retirement with the Coast Guard on May 1 to lead the ferry division. The agency's former director had been convicted of lying to investigators about illegal dredging.
The newspaper reported Finch was fired June 25 for not being a team builder.
Finch says he thought he was hired to fix the division but his firing shows the Transportation Department lacks the courage of its convictions. He says he told the agency's top officials about nepotism, payroll padding and questionable spending.
The DOT inspector general is investigating several of Finch's allegations.