A total of $2.4 million will be paid to the family of a man who died from medical complications while in the Snohomish County Jail in July 2012.

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A total of $2.4 million will be paid to the family of a man who died from medical complications while in the Snohomish County Jail in July 2012.

The county announced Monday that it agreed to pay $620,000 over the death of Michael Saffioti, but it turns out that was only part of the payout the man’s family will receive.

According to a copy of the agreement released Tuesday under a public-records request, the total settlement is $2.4 million, with the balance being paid by the county’s insurance policy and by an insurance policy for Aramark Correctional Services, the company that prepared meals at the jail.

On Tuesday, Jason Cummings, chief civil deputy for the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office, said his office mistakenly characterized the settlement.

“It was a $2.4 million settlement,” he confirmed.

James S. Rogers, attorney for the Saffioti family, criticized the county for downplaying the total settlement award, saying it minimized the negligent treatment of Saffioti and the county’s liability.

“They were leaving out their insurance provider, which is them,” Rogers said. “The effect is to make it look like the county paid a lot less. It’s incomplete and it’s wrong.”

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office announced the settlement Monday in a news release, which quoted Sheriff Ty Trenary as saying “the county has paid $620,000 in this settlement.”

Shari Ireton, spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office, on Tuesday defended the news release as accurate. She said the settlement agreement prohibited her from disclosing the other parties who paid into the settlement.

“I’m as frustrated as you are,” she said about the discrepancy.

Saffioti’s attorney noted that the settlement agreement has the total payout, $2.4 million, spelled out in capital letters and contains no gag order against disclosing the amount.

The settlement does say that the prosecutor’s office will not issue a news release, but will provide a copy of the settlement agreement if it is requested under a state Public Disclosure Request.

The Snohomish County Council Monday authorized the payout of $620,000 from general fund reserves.

Rogers, who filed the lawsuit on behalf of Saffioti’s mother and father, Rosemary and Giovanni Saffioti, said jail staff showed “deliberate indifference” to Saffioti’s medical condition, including a life-threatening dairy allergy.

“He repeatedly asked for medical help. Nurses were called. No one came,” Rogers said.