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Fresno City Council President Nelson Esparza dropping defamation lawsuit against Garry Bredefeld

FRESNO, California (KFSN) – Fresno City Council President Nelson Esparza has announced that he is withdrawing a defamation lawsuit against Gary Brentefeld.

In a statement, Esparza said he decided to drop the lawsuit out of respect for taxpayers when he learned that the city of Fresno would legally defend Bredefeld in any defamation suit against him as an individual.

Esparza went on to say, “I love our city and I will not sue the city of Fresno for my colleague’s slanderous comments. His antics have already cost taxpayers several dollars.”

In May, Bredefeld gave a press conference in which he claimed that Esparza told city prosecutor Doug Sloan that he could only work with Esparza council members Miguel Arias, Tyler Maxwell and Esmeralda Soria and should not listen to Bredefeld, Luis Chavez and Mike Karbassi would otherwise be fired. .

Sloan later confirmed to Action News that he had an April 22 conversation with Esparza that resembled Bredefeld’s claim.

In his lawsuit against Bredefeld, Esparza confirmed that he met with Sloan on April 22, the day after the performance appraisal of Sloan’s employees.

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