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Former Emergency Management Director Under The Microscope

Last updated on Friday, October 12, 2007

(NASHVILLE) - State auditors want Brown County’s former emergency management director to pay for 35-thousand dollars in missing equipment.

Rick Hall insists the equipment isn't missing -- it was given to volunteer fire departments.

Hall's attorney accuses the state board of accounts of not doing a thorough enough job. Hall was fired last year for allegedly misusing county equipment and turning in improper claims.

He's suing to get his job back. Hall contends the county commissioners can't fire him on their own, but can only act on a recommendation from the Emergency Management Advisory Board.

He accuses two commissioners of a vendetta against him, and suggests that's why documentation of the equipment transfer is missing.

The board of accounts wants Hall to repay the 35-thousand, plus another three-thousand dollars in vehicle and phone expenses auditors say should not have been charged to the county.

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