New York State Comptroller H. Carl McCall last week rejected charges that election-year politics led to the firing of several senior analysts who criticized the financial condition of New York City under former Mayor David N. Dinkins.

McCall made the comments in an Aug. 31 deposition given to lawyers representing Joan Westmeyer, Jesse Ostrow, and Norman Gertner, former employees of the state comptroller's New York City office. The deposition was taken in connection with a suit filed by the former employees in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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