DA: No Violations In Black Forest Fire Board's Spending On Legal Fees

The district attorney says the Black Forest Fire board did nothing wrong when it spent more than $100,000 on legal fees.

The DA's office says they carefully reviewed an affidavit alleging the legal expenses were spent in violation of a Colorado states that says the board cannot spend any more money then was appropriated in the budget.

The Black Forest Fire District budget approved in December allotted exactly $25,750 for legal services. The board has spent $88,361.05 more than that and say they are still expecting more legal bills.

Board Chairman Eddie Bracken said the budget line item amounts can always be changed, as long as they stay below the overall approved budget.

The total expense budget for the Black Forest Fire District is nearly $2.3 million.