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Report: Anderson County Council Wants "Clarification" In Case Against Former Administrator

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Anderson County Council voted to ask a judge  to clarify parts of his ruling in a dispute with former county administrator Joey Preston. Anderson County Council voted to ask a judge to clarify parts of his ruling in a dispute with former county administrator Joey Preston.

Anderson County Council will ask Judge Roger Couch to clarify parts of his ruling in their long dispute over a large severance package with former county administrator Joey Preston.

In a lawsuit against Preston, Anderson County accused him of fraud and ethics violations and stated that three of the five people who favored the package did so because they benefited from the settlement. Judge Couch rejected the lawsuit and found that even if he threw out some of the severance pay votes, the package would have been granted anyway. Council members voted 6-1 in favor of telling the county's lawyers in the case to file a motion for reconsideration, according to our news coverage partners with the Anderson Independent-Mail

"This is where you would ask Judge Couch to clarify portions of his ruling," County Attorney Mike Pitts told the audience, according to the newspaper. "It is not the same as an appeal."

Additionally, the newspaper reports that the county authorized its attorneys to negotiate the parameters of a settlement with Preston, but it would have to be approved by council before it could be offered to him.

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