Idaho city attorney resigns amid billing errors
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) -- An eastern Idaho city attorney has resigned and a prosecutor has been asked to investigate after discrepancies were found in the city attorney's billing rate.
Idaho Falls city attorney Dale Storer announced his resignation Wednesday, telling city leaders he'd billed the city at his firm's normal $240-per-hour rate, not the reduced hourly rate of $190 negotiated in his contract. The discrepancies came to light after the city received a public records request for invoices submitted by Storer's firm.
Storer has been city attorney since 1982. In his resignation letter, he said he reviewed the invoices but didn't consistently check the billing rates charged. He reported the discrepancies to the Idaho Attorney General's and Bonneville County Prosecutor's offices.
Boise County Prosecutor Bruce Pickett has been asked to investigate the billing issues.