As of Monday, February 25, 2013
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Clayton News Daily
By Kathy Jefcoats
JONESBORO — Within the past half hour, a Clayton County Superior Court civil jury began deliberating the fate of a former District Attorney's Office chief of staff who claims his boss's husband forced his termination in 2007.
Earl Randall is suing Lee Scott, claiming Scott wrongfully interfered with his job as chief of staff for former District Attorney Jewel Scott. Randall alleges Lee Scott became enraged when he learned Randall intended to run for Clayton County Commission Chairman in 2008.
Randall alleges Lee Scott also wanted to run for the seat and forced his wife to fire him when Randall refused to drop out. Lee Scott has denied any wrongdoing. Jewel Scott testified that Randall was an incompetent employee. However, Randall testified that Scott promoted him twice, bumping his salary from $40,000 to $70,000 in a matter of months.
Both sides wrapped up their cases today and the suit went to the jury after a late lunch break.