Knox County Officials Resign Amid Misconduct Investigation

Knox County Trustee John Duncan III said he has accepted the resignations of his Chief of Staff Josh Burnett and Delinquent Tax Attorney Chad Tindell after both entered guilty please to facilitation of official misconduct, a “Class A” misdemeanor. The decision follows an investigation into bonuses that Duncan gave himself and six other employees in 2010 and 2011 for online courses they did not complete. Tindell and Burnett’s attorneys have applied for judicial diversion, and will be sentenced in the upcoming months. WATE News Channel 6 has the story.