CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- A state House investigative panel says there is enough evidence against 10th Judicial District Attorney Steve Bebb to continue a process to oust him.
Rep. Tony Shipley is chairman of the special judicial oversight committee.
The Kingsport Republican told the Chattanooga Times Free Press that the panel will recommend the House speaker appoint another committee to come up with specific charges warranting removal when the Legislature convenes in January.
Bebb did not respond to a request for comment.
A Times Free Press series published last year detailed wide-ranging allegations of misconduct by Bebb and people he supervised.
They included allegations about Bebb accepting taxpayer reimbursement for driving a state-owned car and rampant financial misconduct in the 10th District Drug Task Force, whose board chairman is Bebb.
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