Posted: Jan 31, 2014 8:22 AM
PORT ALLEN - The Port Allen City Council is trying to decide what to do about more than $50,000 in legal fees that former Mayor Demetric "Deedy" Slaughter incurred prior to her recall.
Several councilmen said this week they feel the city should force the ousted mayor to pay for outstanding legal bills the city has been slapped with since Slaughter vacated office.
The city received a bill of more than $48,000 in November from Baton Rouge law firm Phelps and Dunbar, which represented Slaughter in early court proceedings in a wrongful termination lawsuit filed in February by Chief Financial Officer Audrey McCain.
Since Slaughter was successfully recalled from office on Nov. 16, the city also has received another bill from Phelps and Dunbar totaling approximately $3,500, McCain said.