KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Former Knox County Trustee John Duncan III will have the opportunity to have his felony charge cleared off his record next year.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that Criminal Court Judge Mary Beth Leibowitz on Thursday granted judicial diversion to Duncan, meaning he can request to expunge the charge if he completes a year of probation without violating any laws.
Duncan resigned after pleading guilty to official misconduct for authorizing bonuses for himself and four other staffers for training that none had completed.
Duncan's father, Republican U.S. Rep. John J. "Jimmy" Duncan Jr., a former Knox County criminal judge, succeeded his own father, John Duncan Sr., in Congress in 1988. The elder Duncan had held the seat since 1964 and was previously Knoxville mayor.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.