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Cicero’s insurance pays settlement in Dominick sexual harassment case

CICERO – The town of Cicero’s insurance carrier will shell out $675,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against President Larry Dominick.

In the lawsuit, former Cicero police officer Janidet Lujano alleged Dominick continuously made sexual advances and improper comments toward her, and even fondled her on occasion. Dominick allegedly also suggested Lujano participate in a threesome with another woman and himself.

Dominick said he never made such advances to the former officer, according to Cicero spokesman Ray Hanania.

Hanania said he could not comment further on the case for legal reasons, but said the settlement was entirely paid without any deductable through an insurance policy.

The settlement marks the second such sexual harassment case settled by Cicero involving Dominick and an employee. In 2011, Cicero paid a $500,000 settlement to the former head of the town animal shelter, Sharon Starzyk, who said Dominick groped or touched her inappropriately on several occasions.

Starzyk also alleged Dominick sent her explicit emails suggesting a threesome with two of Dominick’s friends.

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