On Friday, a lawyer representing ATS named Jane E. Dueker contacted the American claiming the company had never paid Watson-Wesley (Coleman) a dime. Dueker said Watson-Wesley (Coleman) had in fact agreed to be a part of ATS' bid with the City (filed June 9, 2006) as provider of collection services. However, Dueker wrote, "when the City selected ATS for its services on October 19, 2006, it declined the collection option offered by ATS."Dueker is an attorney with downtown law firm Stinson Morrison Hecker and once served as chief of staff to former Missouri Governor Bob Holden. Dueker, working on behalf of ATS, helped several Missouri cities draft legislation allowing for the use of the controversial red-light cameras.
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