TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Dec 1, 2015

Nashville District Attorney Glenn Funk will not face criminal prosecution related to his employment at the Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference (TDAGC) while he was waiting to be sworn in as district attorney. The Attorney General’s office released a copy of its investigation today, the Tennessean reports. While the review found that Funk did benefit from the job -- receiving pension, salary and health insurance benefits for "virtually no work" -- and that he violated the law by continuing to defend criminal cases through his private practice while working for the conference, it also found that Funk had "... justifiably relied on the advice of Conference personnel with respect to the position requirements, his ongoing criminal defense practice and the submission of all necessary and proper employment paperwork relative to his position there."