LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Metro Councilman Dan Johnson may sell his house to pay off debts that came to light in recent lawsuits from two Louisville businesses.
Johnson's attorney, Thomas McAdam, said the councilman will pay back $2,673, plus interest and court costs, to Edlin Company Fine Jewelers after a six-month dispute over a bad check ended up in court.
Johnson on Wednesday asked council leaders to quickly audit his office accounts to "reassure" people that he hadn't taken city money and had continued his elected duties even while facing personal financial hardship.
"I don't see that this has anything to do with his job representing the people in his district," McAdam said. "I think it's a separate thing."