TBI arrests mayor, Monroe County Democratic Party chief

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TBI arrests mayor, Monroe County Democratic Party chief

Postby Todd » Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:25 pm

TBI arrests Vonore mayor, Monroe County Democratic Party chief

* By News Sentinel staff
* Knoxville News Sentinel
* Posted September 7, 2010

VONORE, Tenn. - The mayor of Vonore and the Monroe County Democratic Party chairman were arrested today on charges of using inmate labor for private purposes.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrested Mayor Larry Summey, 64, and chairman Charles Kenneth Miller, 69, after a grand jury returned a one-count indictment against them last week after a two-month TBI investigation.

The TBI's probe began after 10th Judicial District Attorney General Steve Bebb requested the case be opened in July.

The TBI found that in March 2010 Vonore city employees and Monroe County Jail inmates performed landscaping work at the residence of Cora Miller on Hall Street. She is the mother of Miller and mother-in-law of Summey.

Summey ordered the work done, and Miller gave directions to the workers as to which trees were to be cut and chipped, according to the TBI.

Both were booked into the Monroe County Jail today and released on a recognizance bond.

http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2010/sep/0 ... emocratic/
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