Misconduct Case Dropped Against Former Knox Trustee

The official misconduct case against former Knox County Trustee John Duncan III was dismissed today, Knoxnews reports. Criminal Court Judge Mary Beth Leibowitz dismissed the case and also signed an order expunging all records of the case. Duncan, the son of U.S. Rep. John J. “Jimmy” Duncan Jr. and nephew of state Sen. Becky Duncan Massey, admitted improperly paying bonuses that were tied to a professional development program offered by County Technical Assistance Service. He pleaded guilty in July 2013 to the felony charge, and resigned from office.