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City's fairness questioned in hiring of lawyer

 


A Havre attorney retained his position as the city's public defender in a process that one City Council member and another candidate for the job called unfair.

The Havre City Council on Monday accepted its Finance Committee's recommendation and approved Jim Spangelo's bid of $17,000 over Havre attorney Randy Randolph's bid of $17,500. Spangelo has been the public defender for about 20 years.

Spangelo had initially submitted a proposal that was higher than Randolph's, before the Finance Committee decided to put the job out for bids.

At a Finance Committee meeting on June 2, Spangelo submitte...



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