CAIRO, IL (KFVS) - The Alexander County Housing Authority and board of directors are being sued by the former executive director.
Sesser Mayor Jason Ashmore filed a lawsuit claiming the housing authority and board of directors owe him $9,518.40 for not paying him while he was executive director.
A hearing will be held on Friday, August 19.
Ashmore was appointed the leader of the ACHA in mid-January when the five-member ACHA board voted him in.
The board made the appointment despite being asked by the ACHA's governing body, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, to reconsider.
Since his appointment, HUD has fired the entire ACHA board and assumed control of the agency.
Ashmore said since his appointment, he has been working for the Authority without a promise of compensation.
HUD officials could not immediately be reached for comment.
Following his release, Ashmore issued the following statement: