Mayor's Fake Person Lawsuit

January 26, 2012 - 5:45 PM
FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2010 photo, West Valley City mayor Mike Winder is shown during swearing in ceremony at the West Valley, Utah City Hall. Winder admitted recently to creating a false persona and wrote more than a dozen stories for area publications promoting his city. Winder is being sued for defamation in a federal lawsuit that an article by Winder falsely claimed he was accused of extortion and fired from UTOPIA, a fiber-optic network formed by 16 Utah cities. The suit seeks a jury trial and compensation for lost wages and punitive damages. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Steve Griffin,File)