- Associated Press - Monday, June 20, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah man who once ran for Congress in Missouri is claiming that his reputation was damaged by police and prosecutors who charged him with felony “commercial terrorism” in a brochure-tossing case.

Scott Jay Eckersley of Midway resolved the criminal case last August when he pleaded no contest to reduced misdemeanor charges.

He tells the Salt Lake Tribune (https://bit.ly/28Iqu2m ) that Wasatch County officials defamed him by inflammatory and false allegations, and that using the word “terrorism” in his case damaged his reputation.

He says he lost clients in his digital advertising company and immigration law business, and he plans to sue for $1.5 million.

Eckersley was a lawyer in the governor’s office in Missouri before he was fired in a high-profile spat that sparked a wrongful-termination lawsuit, settled in 2009.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, https://www.sltrib.com

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