Friday, December 28, 2007

Knox Cnty scandals just keep on keepin on


Cynthia Finch is the Mayor's Director of Community Services. Her office monitors county, state, and federal grant money distributed to dozens of organizations, including one run by her sister, Jacqueline Collins.

Tax documents recently filed by Collins for TennCorp Community Services show Finch's former assistant Requitta Bone is listed as an unpaid member of Tenn Corp's Board of Directors for 2006.

Bone worked for Knox County under Finch, but resigned earlier this year. She'd charged plane tickets and meals for her family on her county credit card.

10 News is also learning more about another group getting grant money through Finch's office, Family Security, Inc.

The federal government's Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) now says there was a conflict of interest surrounding federal money awarded to that organization because of a Finch connection.