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Fox issues county legal notices

March 29, 2012
Emily Siegmon - News Staff Writer , The Alpena News

ATLANTA - Former Montmorency County Administrator Candace Fox served Montmorency County commissioners legal notices about suing the county and taking legal action against individual commissioners who were on the board during her 2011 felony and high court misdemeanor trial.

Administrative Assistant Candiss VanOverbeke said she was handed the papers on Wednesday afternoon and is waiting for the commissioners to respond to them.

According to VanOverbeke, Commissioners Bert LaFleche, Brock Bagget, Daryl Peterson, Margaret D'Agostino, and former Commissioner Barry Danks received individual legal notices. Stacy Carroll, newest board member, also was notified of the county legal issue.

Baggett, board chair, said he received notification about the lawsuit early Thursday morning.

"We just had a board meeting, and I didn't hear anything about it. Once I was notified I started questioning why I just found out and why someone sat on this for a while," he said. "This is public knowledge, and a notice was given here. The lawsuit's been read, but I want to know why this was not brought to the board."

Danks said at this time he could not comment on the lawsuit under his attorney's advisement. LaFleche did not comment, and Peterson and D'Agostino were unavailable for any comments.

Fox confirmed that legal action has been made through U.S. District Court, and her attorney is Nanette Cortese of the Cortese Law Firm, PLC, based in Bingham Farms.

Emily Siegmon can be reached via e-mail at esiegmon@thealpenanews.com or by phone at 358-5687.

 
 

 

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