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Atherton pays $619,000 in John Johns case

Original post made on Jun 15, 2010

The town of Atherton paid a total of about $393,200 in attorney fees to investigate former finance director John Johns, and to fight the lawsuit he subsequently filed against the town, Atherton officials announced on June 8.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, June 16, 2010, 12:00 AM

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Posted by John P Johns
a resident of another community
on Jun 15, 2010 at 10:15 pm

The Town's accounting is both in error and incomplete.

The investigation by Topliff cost $50,000 including the use of a computer forensics firm hired to assist Topliff.

It also cost the Town $28,000 to place me on administrative leave and to hire a replacement for me while I was on paid leave during the two month investigation.

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Posted by Ed
a resident of Atherton: other
on Jun 16, 2010 at 12:00 am

So... the tab was more like 700,000$ that the town spent on attorneys to persecute Mr, Johns and discredit his audit....
and all of that just to cover up for the avarice of a hand full of especially favored and already overly privileged customers of the building department. I guess I would feel like royalty myself if I controlled the government with my very whim, and by proxy of my trust fund. I bet none of the culpable parties feel even the slightest pang of embarrassment, let alone guilt, about the damage that they have caused. Is being elite what makes Atherton so special? Rarified air, but devoid of oxygen.

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