Franks asks judge to toss extortion lawsuit
Published: September 2,2010
TUPELO — Jamie Franks has asked the Lee County Circuit Court to dismiss a lawsuit filed against him by local school superintendent Mike Scott.
No trial date has been set in the lawsuit.
The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that Franks argues the lawsuit doesn’t support Scott’s claims.
Scott was elected Lee County superintendent in 2007 as a Democrat. Scott claims in a lawsuit that that Franks tried to commit extortion by pressuring him to resign over an affair with Franks’ wife.
On July 1, Jamie Franks filed notice with the Lee County School Board that he planned to file a $500,000 alienation of affection lawsuit against the district, the board and Scott over the affair.
Jamie and Alisa Franks divorced in June.
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