Ledbetter, under whose squeeze the city court revenue surged then dropped, has made Cookeville the poster child for city courts "masquerading as the judiciary."
O'Mara, whose client, Doyle Shirt Manufacturing Corp., of Sparta, is suing him for malpractice, pleaded "confidentiality" June 5 when asked in a deposition how many times he was reported to the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility for ethical violations.
City Councilman Don
"Reimburse My $10,0000 Felony Legal Fees for My Misconduct in Office Indictment"
Wagnon, who offered O'Mara the job, beat the ticket-fixing rap and
O'Mara later advised the council they could pay his legal fees. O'Mara
was hired at 165% of the hourly salary of his predecessor, Everett
Falk, but O'Mara's helmsmanship has not been able to keep the city out
of federal court on complaints seeking millions of taxpayer dollars for
their alleged continuing disregard for the rights of citizens. Looks like
someone's repaying a favor here.
All together now: "Goooooooood ol' boys."