NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- A former Norfolk treasurer convicted of selling his City Council votes to developers is seeking to overturn a court order that removed him from office.

A judge permanently removed Anthony Burfoot from office following his conviction earlier this year. He began serving a six-year prison sentence eight months ago.

The Virginian-Pilot says Burfoot is fighting the court orders that removed him in April to pursue an undetermined amount of back pay.

The newspaper says attorney Andrew Sacks appeared Tuesday before the Virginia Supreme Court in hopes his client's appeal will be taken up. He argues a judge was wrong to hear the case in the first place.

Burfoot took bribes from people working on various construction projects in the city, including cash and use of a beach house.