Ethics board publicy reprimands Thompson

July 11, 2014

David Thompson

* Earlier reports in this story contained typographical inconsistencies from the Cumberland Valley Regional Board of Ethics’ official reprimand.*

The Cumberland Valley Regional Board of Ethics has issued a “public reprimand” against former Barbourville Mayor David Thompson.

On June 11, the Cumberland Valley Regional Board of Ethics heard testimony in relation to the accusations that Barbourville Mayor David Thompson was guilty of nepotism and coercing community service (K-TAP) workers to use his wife’s daycare center.

The board found evidence that Thompson was guilty of the nepotism ethics violation but stated there was not enough clear and convincing evidence to support the ethics violation charge of coercion of K-TAP workers to use his wife, Wendy Thompson’s, daycare center.

The public reprimand states: “The Cumberland Valley Regional Board of Ethics has found by clear and convincing evidence that you violated Barbourville Ordinance 36.15(C), Conflicts of Interest in General, as well as, Barbourville Ordinance 36.16(A), Conflicts of Interest in Contracts, and Barbourville Ordinance 36.50 (A), Nepotism.

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