Martha Andrus recall, Grambling, Louisiana, 2009
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Andrus was accused of firing city accountant Willie Mabry after he discovered nearly $50,000 missing from Grambling's City Water and Sanitation Fund. Further accusations included transferring funds between city departments, removing city clerk Pamela Stringseller and replacing her with Elizabeth Jones (accused of hiding the embezzlement) and moving money between banks without approval from the aldermen. A state police investigation took place.
In response, Andrus sued the Board of Aldermen, claiming that the members were hindering her ability to conduct the town's business.
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Third District Judge Jay McCallum was set to rule on an emergency writ of mandamus that the Board of Aldermen brought in an effort to force Andrus to comply with board rulings on financial and personnel decisions. Before McCallum could rule, however, Andrus' new attorney Chris Bowman filed the lawsuit against the board before a ruling on the writ could be issued. McCallum was scheduled to hear the charges and make a ruling on February 6, 2009.