The Maine Turnpike Authority is suing former chief executive Paul Violette, demanding he repay $524,000 it alleges he cost the agency between 2003 and 2011.

Richardson, Whitman, Large & Badger of Portland, which is representing the authority, filed the suit in Cumberland County Superior Court on Tuesday and accused Violette, who resigned as MTA chief on March 7, of “breaches of trust” and “self-dealing.”

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