CHICAGO (AP) — A lawyer representing former Metra CEO Alex Clifford says his client would like to return to work at the embattled suburban Chicago transit agency.

Michael Shakman says Clifford would be willing to change his separation agreement with Metra — under certain circumstances — to come back to the post.

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Metra leaders say they’re considering rescinding Clifford’s buyout package that’s been valued at more than $718,000. It led to a series of resignations and investigations at the scandal-plagued agency.

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Clifford claimed he was pushed out for resisting pressure on hiring and salary issues from politicians, including House Speaker Michael Madigan.

A state inspector general and a legislative ethics panel are investigating. Since Clifford’s departure in June, five Metra board members have resigned.

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