City attorney out of the loop on federal investigation

Councilwoman Sherri Myers requested copies of the federal subpoenas served to “staff persons, employee or elected official.” She sent her request to Interim City Administrator Dick Barker, City Attorney Jim Messer and Asst. City Attorney/Council helper Rusty Wells.

She received this reply:

From: Jim Messer
Sent: Thursday, August 28, 2014 9:24 AM
To: Sherri Myers; Dick Barker Jr; Rusty Wells (; Tamara Fountain
Subject: RE: Federal subpoenas

Sheri, my office has no involvement in this matter. My understanding is that attorneys at Beggs and Lane are handling the matter. This office has no documents or information relating to the matter. Look forward to seeing you tonight.

More legal fees for the taxpayers.