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The battle between the City of La Grange and former mayor Elsie Carter continued in Oldham circuit court today.
A complaint filed by the city attorney in February alleges Carter took official records and furniture during her final days in office and improperly sold a city-owned house.
But there's more than just a conference table missing from city hall since Carter moved out.
Court documents include a two-page list with details about three digital cameras, several flash drives, six four-line office telephones, an iced tea maker, multiple software bundles, a $1,200 laptop computer, a portable hard drive, a laser printer and documents related to a $345,000 historic preservation grant missing from city hall.
Carter wrote a $335 check for a conference table and desk, but the city attorney returned her check and requested that she return the furniture.
The case against Carter was scheduled for 1 p.m. in Judge Karen Conrad's court after Carter failed to answer the city’s complaint from May 27 within a 20-day period.
Carter, who did not attend, was represented by her attorney.
Her attorney filed a late answer June 20. In the answer, she admits the city is entitled to a conference table and desk currently in her possession.
Carter served two terms as mayor of La Grange and was also a former city council member.
Prior to the hearing, Conrad informed both parties that if they hadn't reached a resolution, she would request a special judge to take the case.
Carter's attorney did not agree to the default judgment presented by the city, and a special judge will hear the case later this month.