CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A lawyer hired by Casper to investigate a city council member's alleged conflict of interest says he advocated more for his construction company than for taxpayers.

The details of the allegations against councilman Craig Hedquist are contained in a petition obtained by various local media.

In the Jan. 17 petition, lawyer Wes Reeves claims that Hedquist pushed around city employees and tried to get a competitive advantage by joining the primary planning group for Natrona County. City documents also show that four of the projects Hedquist Construction is doing for the city are behind schedule.

Hedquist's attorney, Michael Lansing, says the company has requested mediation to discuss those projects and is working on a formal response to the petition.