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Gov. Bentley Wants Taxpayers to Pay Legal Fees

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY— Former “Top Cop” Spencer Collier is suing Governor Robert Bentley and Stan Stabler (Collier’s replacement) in a civil lawsuit as individual citizens and not in their official government capacity. However, today, Bentley and Stabler will ask the Legislative Contract Review Board to approve $150,000 for lawyers to represent them.

Bentley and Stabler want the taxpayers of Alabama to foot their legal bills in a Civil matter with Collier.

Collier is suing Bentley for wrongful termination and for defamation of character, as it relates to statements Bentley made to’s, Chuck Dean and others. Collier is also suing Stabler and others, for defamation of character related to accusations of misusing State funds made in other news reports.

According to the Contract Review posting, “Maynard Cooper & Gale PC will represent Bentley and Stabler “in the lawsuit styled Spencer Collier v. Robert Bentley, et al.”

The two $195.00/hour contracts for legal representation are good through June 30, 2018.

Bill Britt is editor-in-chief at the Alabama Political Reporter and host of The Voice of Alabama Politics. You can email him at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter.

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