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  • Lawyer fees in former governor lawsuit surpass $2.4 million

    first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A state panel has approved the latest bill for former Gov. Terry Branstad’s continued fight against a jury verdict that found he discriminated against a former state executive.The Iowa Executive Council approved payment Monday of a bill for over $488,000 to a Des Moines law firm. That raises the taxpayer costs of defending Branstad to $2.4 million.Jurors unanimously found in July that Branstad, now U.S. ambassador to China, and his former legal counsel Brenna Findley discriminated against former Iowa Workers’ Compensation Commissioner Chris Godfrey in 2011 because he’s gay.State taxpayers also may end up paying Godfrey’s legal costs of $3.5 million if they’re approved by a judge as well as the $1.5 million in damages the jury awarded Godfrey.Gov. Kim Reynolds, Secretary of State Paul Pate and Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig, the Republicans on the council, supported paying the bills. Democratic Auditor Rob Sand also voted to pay the bill but says he won’t support paying appeal costs. State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald, a Democrat, opposed paying the latest bill.last_img read more

  • North Ruimveldt family arrested over ganja bust

    first_imgRanks from the Guyana Police Force (GPF) have arrested a North Ruimveldt, Georgetown, family following the discovery of a quantity of marijuana in their home.According to reports, the narcotics Police went to the North Ruimveldt home at about 11:45h on Friday and conducted a search. During the search of the premises, the ranks unearthed several sealed parcels.Upon further examination, it was found that the parcels contained the illegal substance.The family of four was subsequently taken into Police custody to assist with further investigations, which are in progress.last_img read more