2 counts dropped against Ellisville mayor

2 counts dropped against Ellisville mayor

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2 counts dropped against Ellisville mayor

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Associated Press

Posted on March 7, 2013 at 11:50 AM

ELLISVILLE, Mo. -- Impeachment proceedings will continue against the mayor of a St. Louis County town, but accusations of swearing and drinking have been dropped.

The Ellisville City Council on Wednesday agreed to drop those two charges from the list of alleged offenses by Mayor Adam Paul. The change was made after City Attorney Paul Martin told the council he had been advised that drinking and swearing aren’t impeachable offenses.

Paul was elected mayor in 2012 after campaigning heavily against tax incentives for a Wal-Mart project. The council voted last week to charge him with offenses that include secretly taping city employees, disclosing confidential information and giving illegal orders to employees.

Paul has denied wrongdoing.

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