Knox County Trustee Pleads Guilty to Misconduct

Knox County Trustee John Duncan III, son of U.S. Rep. Jimmy Duncan, pleaded guilty today to a felony charge of official misconduct, Knoxnews reports. According to prosecutors, Duncan and members of his staff received bonuses for training that was never completed. Duncan received a one-year probation and resigned from office. As part of the plea agreement, he will cooperate with all probes into the matter. Duncan has asked the Knox County Law Department to take over much of the legal operations for his department.