Former Trustee Attorneys Get Judicial Diversion

Knox County’s former delinquent tax attorney Chad Tindell and former Trustee Office chief of staff Josh Burnett received judicial diversion on misdemeanor charges connected to their participation in a fraudulent bonus program within the Trustee Office, Knoxnews reports. Both have also resigned from their positions. Trustee John Duncan III was accused of giving monetary incentives to himself and other employees for educational classes they never completed. Under diversion, Tindell and Burnett can seek to clear their record if they abide by the terms of their probation.