South Florida Federal Credit Union and Maggie Martinez, president/CEO of the $35 million Miami cooperative, are being sued in federal court by two former employees who allege they were fired for cooperating with an NCUA investigation.

The lawsuit, filed Sept. 5 by Christine Redmond, who was South Florida's director of marketing, and Tanishal Harris-Darden, former operations manager, includes allegations of sexual misconduct, nepotism and NCUA violations.

A trial is set for this fall. The plaintiffs contend they were fired to try to prevent them from telling federal regulators that Martinez had a relationship with a member and made numerous risky loans with preferential terms and conditions to him, and to other friends and family members, according to court documents.

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