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Byron Marshall getting $163,617 on his way out the door

Posted at 2:49 PM, Sep 22, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-22 18:29:36-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Outgoing Richmond Chief Administrative Officer Byron Marshall is set to receive $163,617 on his way out the door. The money includes payment for unused vacation leave, a spokeswoman for Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones confirmed.

When he announced the resignation earlier this month, the mayor did not indicate why Marshall resigned from the job he held for five years.

Deputy chief administrative officer for operations Christopher Beschler will serve as interim CAO, the mayor said.

In 2013, CBS 6 reported Marshall was the highest paid government official in the City of Richmond. He was paid a $178,000 salary, according to city records. That is more than Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones’ $125,000 salary.