Alabama State Trustees
3:47 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Former ASU Trustee Threatens To Sue Governor

Circuit Judge Marvin Wiggins is threatening to sue Gov. Robert Bentley for removing him as a trustee of Alabama State University.
Circuit Judge Marvin Wiggins is threatening to sue Gov. Robert Bentley for removing him as a trustee of Alabama State University.
Credit The Montgomery Advertiser

Circuit Judge Marvin Wiggins is threatening to sue Gov. Robert Bentley for removing him as a trustee of Alabama State University.

Wiggins sent an email to the governor saying the removal violates his due process rights and is in violation of the standards of the university's accrediting agency.

A spokeswoman for the governor says he's reviewing the letter.

Bentley removed Watkins as a trustee on Friday after Watkins refused the governor's request to resign. Bentley said Wiggins had failed in his duties as a trustee. He cited Wiggins' wife making about $30,000 for operating a summer camp hosted by Alabama State.

In a related development, The Montgomery Advertiser reports Alabama State has spent $318,000 in legal fees suing a forensic auditing firm hired by the governor.