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Ex-Deputy Mayor Hit With Lawsuits

Former Kirkwood Deputy Mayor Tom Noonan is being sued for $152,945 in the county and $13,509 in the city

Ex-Deputy Mayor Hit With Lawsuits

Kirkwood provisional judge Tom Noonan is being sued by G.E. Capital Information Technology Solutions in St. Louis County and by McGuire Moving and Storage in St. Louis city.

According to court documents filed in St. Louis County, G.E. Capital alleges Noonan’s St. Louis law firm, Noonan and Wiseman, owes $152,945 for a lease of photocopying equipment. Noonan’s law partner, Gary Wiseman, is also named as a defendant in the suit.

A bench trial has been set for Oct. 27 in the St. Louis County courtroom of Judge Joseph Walsh. Thomas Berndsen  is representing G.E. Capital and declined comment citing pending litigation.

McGuire Moving and Storage sued Noonan in the city Aug. 22 over an unpaid balance of $13,509 for storage charges and other related services, according to court documents. Sherry Batz of The Gilroy Law Firm is representing McGuire Moving and Storage and could not be reached for comment.

Noonan was a member and deputy mayor in 2006 when he was caught illegally buying painkillers during a police sting at the South County Mall.

He admitted in court he was illegally in possession of oxycodone when police arrested him and that he had also paid an intermediary $2,400 to purchase more.

After completing the requirements of the St. Louis County Drug Court, Noonan's conviction was set aside and Kirkwood Mayor Art McDonnell appointed him provisional judge in May of 2010.

A call to the law offices of Noonan and Wiseman seeking comment from the partners was directed to an automated message informing callers that the office number had been disconnected.

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