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Sandra Bryant-Littles

It appears that Christian County Assessor Sandra Bryant-Littles has responded to a petition to remove her from office by Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster.

Bryant-Littles also had until the close of business Friday to file a response to a petition seeking her removal from office and sources within the Christian County courthouse say she wants a new judge to rule on that petition.

Last month Christian County Circuit Court Judge Mark Orr recused himself from the case and special judge Craig Carter was appointed to rule on the petition. On March 2, Carter granted the petition by Koster's office to remove Bryant-Littles from her elected position.

Bryant-Littles was federally indicted by a grand jury and charged with four counts of mail fraud last October for allegedly falsifying personal property tax assessments on she and her husband, Lonnie Utah Littles property and their Poco Cala Ranch in Clever.

Attorney Roger Wall, who is also a former judge in Douglas County, filed that paperwork at the end of the business day in Christian County.
Roger Wall (KY3)

Wall, has had his own share of problems with the law. He was indicted by a federal grand jury for child pornography in 2005, but because of repeated delays on the part of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, a federal judge ruled that Wall's right to a speedy trial was violated and dismissed those charges with prejudice. That means that those charges against Wall CANNOT be refiled.

The Ozarks Sentinel was unable to obtain a copy of the response by the conclusion of the business day Friday. We have faxed a Sunshine Request to the circuit clerks office. We will have the response and reaction from Attorney General Koster available for our readers Monday.