Judge OK’s release of records of closed meetings on EMS suit


An inch high stack of papers make-up the transcripts of several closed meetings held by the Clinton City Council concerning the E-M-S fraudulent billing lawsuit.


The release of the documents came on Friday at a a pre-trial conference Friday between the city, Citizens for Open Government and Seventh District Judge Nancy Tabor, the parties agreed six sets of closed session transcripts are public record because they were used as exhibits in the city’s legal malpractice suit against attorney Michael Walker.

K-R-O-S has been provided copies of the transcripts by the city and the Citizen’s For Open Government.

The whistle blower lawsuit over the billing of medicare and Medicaid by the Clinton Fire Department Ambulance Service was settled for the city paying the federal government 4 and a half million dollars.

Although the transcripts have been released, there was no ruling on the Citizens For Open Government’s claim of violations of the Open Meetings Law multiple times in the closed sessions.

The records are available a the Scott County Courthouse-where the trial against Walker was held on a chance in venue.

The Clinton Herald also has links available to the records available on their website.