DISTRICT LAWSUIT SETTLEMENT FACTS
PERTAINING TO BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
Financial information can be verified by contacting Fayette County Finance Department.
● POSTED: Legal fees cost County $800,000.
FACT: Total Legal fees through December 2015, $563,410.23
Agreement reached January 14, 2016.
FACT: Of the total of $563,410.23, the prior Board of Commissioners spent
$278,150.29 over 15 months.
Steve Brown, Allen McCarty, Herb Frady,
Lee Hearn, Robert Horgan
FACT: Of the total of $563,410.23, the Board of Commissioners since 2013
Spent $285,259.94 over 36 months.
Commissioners 2013 – 2016:
Steve Brown, David Barlow, Charles Oddo, Randy Ognio,
Allen McCarty/Pota Coston/Charles Rousseau
● POSTED: Legal fees attributed to settlement: $300,000.
FACT: County Legal fees payable to plaintiffs’ attorneys capped at
● POSTED: Oddo and Barlow made “sweetheart” deal with NAACP.
FACT: No sweetheart deal. Commissioner Oddo actually lost his district
And was placed in the same district with Commissioner Barlow.
● POSTED: Oddo conducted secret meetings with plaintiffs.
FACT: No secret meetings. Oddo attempted to schedule a special
Executive session with the Board of Commissioners.
Commissioner Brown was unavailable.
Click on link for Chairman Oddo’s position on District Voting settlement