Judge Reinstates Ellisville Mayor
ELLISVILLE, Mo. - Two months after the Ellisville City Council ousted Mayor Adam Paul, he's got his job back.
St. Louis County Circuit Judge David Lee Vincent III on Monday put Paul back into office, returning the case to the city council.
Vincent ruled that the council failed to give Paul time to prepare a defense, and also cited the fact that the city attorney worked with council members who opposed Paul in preparing the charges.
A message seeking comment from the city manager was not returned.
Paul was elected in April 2012 after a campaign opposing use of tax subsidies for a Wal-Mart project.
In ousting Paul in April, the council said Paul failed to control council meetings, gave illegal orders to workers and cited other factors.