Former Port of Seattle CEO Ted Fick personally pocketed a $24,500 payout under a special port program in late 2015 that is now under investigation by the Washington state Auditor’s Office. Documents also allege he accepted improper gifts from port vendors.

Port of Seattle records state Fick never told the five elected port commissioners that he’d declared himself eligible for the one-time payout when they approved it in December 2015.

Fick admitted he received the payment under direct questioning…