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Yuma mayor suing city council over legal fees from probe

In this Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012 photo, Yuma City Council members Leslie McClendon, left, and Cody Beeson, right, listen as Yuma Mayor Alan Krieger speaks during a special session to discuss mayoral malfeasance at the Yuma City Hall in Yuma, Ariz. The Yuma City Council has voted unanimously to reconsider opening an investigation into allegations of misconduct against Mayor Al Krieger. The council vote means the item will now be placed on the city council agenda for discussion and possible action at its Feb. 1 meeting. (AP Photo/The Yuma Daily Sun, Josh Peckler)

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — Yuma’s mayor is suing the other six members of the City Council and two city officials over his legal fees stemming from an independent investigation.

Earlier this week, Mayor Alan L. Krieger agreed to repay mileage reimbursements he allegedly paid himself from the city’s petty cash fund over the last two fiscal years.

The issue was brought up by a council member who said Krieger had received more than $800 from the petty cash fund without submitting proper documentation.

Now Krieger is suing for more than $15,500. He says that’s the amount he accumulated in legal fees for defending an investigation brought last year by other members of the council.

City Administrator Greg Wilkinson says Yuma most likely will hire an outside attorney to defend itself in the suit.

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One comment

  1. Cyber Mayor of Yuma is worth a visit for the mayor investigation issue.

    http://cybermayorofyuma.com/City%20Hall.html

    It’s a website managed by a former mayor of Yuma.

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