Suspended Ellisville Mayor Speaks Out About Charges

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ELLISVILLE, MO (KTVI)-- The suspended Ellisville mayor put his integrity on the line and took a lie detector test to prove he wasn't lying.

Mayor Adam Paul had been accused of using profanity, drinking on the job and releasing confidential information from closed meetings.

The city council suspended him for 45 days last week.

Paul held a news conference with his attorney Chet Pleban Thursday and released the results of a polygraph that he says shows he was truthful when he answered "no" to the question, "Did you ever consume any alcoholic beverages at city hall or during council meetings?"  Last week the council voted to suspend him for 45 days and hold an impeachment hearing on a long list of charges.  But the drinking charge and a charge of using profanities were dropped by the council because they are not impeachable offenses.

Still, Paul says his reputation has been seriously damaged.

An impeachment hearing is set for March 27th on other charges which Paul denies.  The suspended mayor is challenging Ellisville city council members who voted against him, to take lie detector tests and he will pay for them.

His attorney says opponents on the council want him out before April, when they'll be leaving office because of term limits or voted out.