KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The former president of a Kansas City-based osteopathic medical school is suing the school claiming she was wrongfully fired last year.
Karen Pletz filed her lawsuit Monday in state court, hours after Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences sued her to recover millions of dollars.
Pletz was fired in December. The school accuses her of fraudulently receiving millions of dollars for personal trips and other expenses that had nothing to do with university business.
Pletz denies those allegations and seeks more than $2 million in compensation and benefits plus punitive damages. Pletz contends the school's trustees approved her expenses and fired her because they feared the outcome of an audit by the Internal Revenue Service.
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