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Utility District VP Indicted on Official Misconduct Charges

News release from TBI:
Knoxville, Tenn. – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation today arrested the former Sevier County Utility District Vice President after he was indicted Monday by the Sevier County Grand Jury for circumventing the competitive bid process and personally profiting from a deal involving the trade-in of with a utility district motor vehicle while he held his county position in December 2009.
Jeffrey McCarter, 49, of 1005 Top Side Drive, Sevierville, Tenn. is charged with one count of official misconduct. An audit conducted by the Municipal Audit, Comptroller’s Office revealed that McCarter arranged a deal to trade-in a utility district Silverado truck to McNelly-Whaley Ford, for $10,000 less than it was worth to the utility district. He then personally purchased the vehicle and traded the truck in at Volunteer Chevrolet for fair market price. The investigation originated from the audit which spanned from 2007-2009 and the 4th Judicial District Attorney General’s office requested TBI open an investigation on March 23, 2011.
McCarter was booked into the Sevier County Jail this morning on $10,000 bond.

Ramsey Names 2 to Judicial Nominating Commission

Release from lieutenant governor’s office:
(Nashville) – Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey (R- Blountville) today announced the appointments of Rutherford County attorney Gilbert Wayne “Bert” McCarter and Shelby County attorney Elizabeth T. Collins to the Tennessee Judicial Nominating Commission.
“Both Mr. McCarter and Ms. Collins are highly qualified dedicated legal minds,” said Lt. Gov. Ramsey. “I am honored they have put themselves forward for service and I have every confidence that their insight will be a credit to the state as Tennessee continues to maintain and elevate the quality of its judiciary.”
The Judicial Nominating Commission was created in 2009 when Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey reformed the process for selecting Tennessee’s appellate judges to provide more transparency and accountability in the judiciary. The new commission has 17 members and is responsible for making judicial nominations to state appellate courts and the state Supreme Court when vacancies arise.

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