Probation Officer Calls Duncan Good Candidate for Diversion

A state probation officer is labeling former Knox County Trustee John J. Duncan III as a “low risk” candidate for unsupervised judicial diversion, according to a report obtained by Knoxnews. Duncan faces sentencing Aug. 15 after pleading guilty last month to official misconduct. Duncan admitted he approved $3,000 in bonuses for himself and other staff in the Trustee’s Office though they had not completed the required training programs.