Archive for Tuesday, January 31, 2012

New documents show cost of KBA’s legal fees

January 31, 2012


— The Kansas Bioscience Authority spent about $122,000 in public funds on legal fees for two former executives.

The Wichita Eagle reports the KBA had said previously the legal fees cost about $64,000.

Attorney Tariq Abdullah said Monday several pages had been inadvertently excluded from an electronic copy of legal billing records sent to The Eagle last week.

The money was spent during a forensic audit that questioned some practices of former KBA chief executive officer Tom Thornton and Janice Katterhenry, former chief financial and operating officer.

A Senate Commerce Committee and the Johnson County District Attorney's office also are investigating the KBA.

KBA spokeswoman Sherlyn Manson says bylaws for the organization require it to pay Thornton's and Katterhenry's legal bills.


Kim Murphree 6 years, 3 months ago

Wonder how many children who just lost their food stamps we could have fed NOT paying lawyers for the KBA?

Joe Blackford II 6 years, 3 months ago

I wonder what the KBA's legal bills will total when the 70% chance of a release of Foot & Mouth Disease from the NBAF becomes a reality & cattlepersons sue the KBA for securing the NBAF in Kansas?

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