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Demoted justice employee reaches settlement

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The state Department of Justice has agreed to give the state's former fire marshal a director's position, but she'll spend most of the next nine months out of the office.

  Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen demoted Carolyn Kelly, who doubled as a lead homicide investigator, to an analyst position last May.

  Van Hollen, at the time, said Kelly had sent e-mails threatening his staff, slowed the release of records in a mass slaying in Crandon and impeded an internal investigation into her conduct.

  Kelly appealed the demotion to state employment officials.

  The settlement calls for Kelly to be given a director's title at the Division of Criminal Investigation. She'll work there for about a month and then be out of the office before she retires in July.

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