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Manager fired in water management shakeup

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ATLANTA, Ga. -

A top city hall manager lost his job in the wake of a sweeping investigation into mismanagement and theft inside the Atlanta Water Department.

Ben Kuku was a close aide to commissioner JoAnn Macrina.

Hundreds of thousands of dollars of equipment, ranging from copper to an $80,000 backhoe mysteriously disappeared.

The thefts repeated over a two-year-period and angered residents who pay the highest water rates in the country.

City hall insiders believe Kuku, and other managers to come, are being held accountable for failing to stem the flow of assets that walked out the door.

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