DENTIST WINSTON SALEM, N.Y. — Dentist Kingston Salem, N., will be paid more than $4.5 million for the dental work he performed in the New York City suburbs for the mayor’s son, the mayor said Wednesday.
Kingston Salems attorneys said the work done on the father’s face was worth more than the $3.5.5-million he received in severance from the city.
He said the total amount he received is $4,700,000.
Salem was also given a bonus for the work, as well as $3,500 for the first month of the job, and $1,000 for each additional month.
“The work was of an extraordinary nature and exceeded my expectations,” Salems attorney, Brian Gannon, told The Associated Press in a statement.
Salems lawyers said the dentist’s work on the face of the mayor and his son, who are both doctors, was more extensive than the city could handle.
Salem is suing the city for breach of contract and defamation, saying he suffered economic harm and emotional distress because he was paid more money for the same work than he could have gotten for doing it himself.
Salesses attorneys argued in court documents that the mayor should not have to compensate the dentist for the time and effort that went into the work.
The city did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Gannon said the city should have paid Salems for the “unprecedented” work done, which included drilling holes through the mayor�s face, and for having his face reconstructed with a laser.
Salemen were not required to pay for the laser work, which was done by a dentist, but he could not claim that the city had to pay him for it.
Salmonds attorneys said his lawyers will file an appeal.
The mayor and the mayor son are not the only ones who have suffered financial loss for work performed by Salemen.
Saleman is the son of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who served in the office from 2006 to 2010.
Salemer is one of four people who have been accused of fraud or theft related to the mayor, including three of his former aides.