Board Retains New Law Firm for SJSD Legal Matters

Published 08/11 2014 10:23AM

Updated 08/11 2014 10:58PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) A new law firm is now in place for the St. Joseph School District as legal matters loom.

The St. Joseph School Board of Education voted to retain Wyrsch Hobbs & Mirakian, P.C. during a special board meeting on Sunday, Aug. 10.

The law firm will be used to represent the St. Joseph School District as an FBI investigation continues.

However, they will not represent the district nor any of the four district personnel named in a lawsuit from Chief Financial Officer Beau Musser The district's insurance company is expected to assign a new attorney for that case in the next few days.

The law firm of Wyrsch, Hobbs & Mirakian takes over for Tom Mickes, who stepped away from the role last week, citing a conflict of interest. Mickes was handling the district's legal matters related to the FBI in addition to the Musser civil suit.

Due to the changing representation, the first court hearing on the Musser suit was pushed back to August 21.

In addition to the legal matters, a state audit is currently underway.

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