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Erie County will pay $67,500 to a former nurse at the Holding Center to settle her race discrimination case against the county.

Nkechi P. Ilogu sued the county in 2011, claiming she was suspended and forced to retire because she is African-American.

Ilogu, in her original complaint, cited several incidents of racial discrimination and said the hostile work environment at the downtown jail resulted in her suffering from depression and post traumatic stress disorder.

Harvey Sanders, Ilogu’s lawyer, declined to comment on the settlement, which was confirmed by county officials.