Thompson denies charges in overbilling controversy
COLUMBIA, Mo 3/12/14 (Beat Byte) --
A $9 million age discrimination lawsuit that charges Columbia city attorney
with trying to cover up a fraudulent billing scheme is scheduled for a September jury trial.
alleges Thompson took questionable and unethical measures to protect a developer, Greenfield Investments, in her previous capacity as city attorney for Riverside, Missouri, a job she held for roughly two years
after resigning as city attorney for Raytown, Missouri in 2010
"Mrs. Thompson had trouble performing her duties to the city," the suit alleges, citing failures related to a development contract, performance bonds, payroll records, and transparency before the Board of Aldermen, Riverside's version of a City Counci...