Opelika Councilman Accused of Using His Position for Financial Gain

An Opelika City Councilman is accused of using his position to profit financially.

The Opelika-Auburn News  alleges City Council President Jerry Teel made money from printing services he sold to companies that do business with the city.

The O-A News reports that one of those companies, Environmental Services Group, paid Teel commission on three separate invoices.

In an telephone interview with WSFA 12, Teel denied any wrongdoing--and said he made less than 500 dollars on these deals.

City Attorney Guy Gunter released a statement Monday saying Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller- as required by his job- will report these allegations to the Ethics Commission.

Gunter adds the that fact Mr. Teel did business with these companies does not mean he did anything illegal.

Gunter also says they will work with the Ethics Commission to get to the bottom on the allegations.