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Greene County Courthouse Cover Up (corrected)

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Big Art

Greeneville, TN

#2 Feb 12, 2014
Big Art wrote:
Ok, let the truth be known.
Let attorney Cook speak.
The cover up is no more.
New Allegations Surface Against Thompson During Ethics Meeting
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
by Jim Miller
Greene County Clerk David Thompson has admitted in a position paper filed to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that he had a relationship with three employees in his office, according to a statement from an attorney investigating allegations of impropriety by Thompson.
County attorney pro tem Suzanne Cook also reported on allegations of improper use of funds and the creation of fraudulent timesheets on behalf of the employees in exchange for sexual favors during a called meeting of the Greene County Ethics Committee Wednesday afternoon at the courthouse annex.
Thompson is facing an EEOC complaint that he sexually coerced and discriminated against a former employee of the County Clerk's Office, with statements of inappropriate behavior by Thompson made by five other women.
Attorney Cook had been retained by the Insurance Committee to investigate the claims made against Thompson in the filing with the EEOC, but she said during Wednesday's meeting that additional allegations were raised during her investigation. Cook said those allegations concern an improper relationship between an elected official and employees, misuse of government property and the granting of favors being traded for sex, including payment for time not worked and the fraudulent creation of time sheets.
Cook also said that a county-owned computer containing e-mails with inappropriate photos of the three women has been heavily encrypted to prevent access to the password for the computer. Cook said that multiple requests have been made to Thompson and county attorney Roger Woolsey since July to provide the password, and that she was told by another attorney that previously represented Thompson that the password would not be provided without a court order. Cook also said that during a closed session, Greene County Mayor Alan Broyles promised her that he would obtain the passwords himself, but failed to do so.
The meeting was called to address an ethics complaint by county commissioner Tim White regarding the allegations against Thompson. White said during the meeting that his goal was to see that the facts of the complaint were presented to allow members of the committee to determine how to proceed.
Committee chair Hilton Seay attempted to stop any discussion of the facts surrounding the allegations against Thompson, saying that the committee could not act without the authority of the Insurance Committee, and that this meeting was not the time and place for the facts to be presented.
The committee voted by a margin of 4 to 3 to allow Cook to speak before the committee, with yes votes from White, Jan Kiker, David Crum and Wade McAmis and no votes from Seay, Robert Bird and Phil King. Commissioner Rennie Hopson was absent and Thompson was recused from voting.
The committee then voted identically to recommend to the Greene County Commission that Cook be hired as attorney pro tem to represent the county in the matter.
Cook's comments before the committee were part of a report that was filed yesterday with the State Comptroller of the Treasury.
Ethics in government?
If you know you've broken laws, admit it.
Take the consequences like a man.
Those who attempt to cover up should resign.
Big Art

Greeneville, TN

#3 Feb 13, 2014
I see some want to change the subject on my previous thread.
Start another thread if you want to talk about others.
I am a conservative and I want the truth.
The subject here is an elected official claiming innocence, but facts being brought out say otherwise.
How much nerve does it take for a public official to not resign and continue to seek re-election?
The alleged crimes committed will get a person jail time.
The state will bypass local the incompetents and good ol' boys.
Give us the truth.
The Clerk

Greeneville, TN

#4 Feb 13, 2014
It appears that Mr. Thompson is not the only one trying to cover up the taudry office events, and as it appears now, criminal deeds. Mr. Hilton Seay appears as doing his best to try and keep a lid on things. Wow. Seay should be charged too.
voter

Smartt, TN

#5 Feb 13, 2014
This is just what we (the voters) needed in order to clean house. Now for the court order to get that password.
so bad

Johnson City, TN

#6 Feb 13, 2014
I for one thought Hilton Seay was a good person, but l guess he's not what l thought he was. As for David Thompson he should have known better, he is such a big thing in the Shriners working with those kids.. But you know if they're honest when they go in they're the opposite when they're in there any length of time. So so sad
Sarah

Greeneville, TN

#7 Feb 13, 2014
We need to get rid of the crooked sheriff too. While we clean the house we might as well clean the kitchen too. Get rid of all of them.

“Read all about it!”

Since: Jan 11

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#8 Feb 13, 2014
If David Thompson refused to give the password for the county computer, he should have been fired on the spot! That is bulls&t. However, glad to see that MOST of the commissioners seem to be heading on the right path.. the three that voted against this should be thrown out of office when their re-election comes up.
confused

Spartanburg, SC

#9 Feb 13, 2014
FriendofDog wrote:
If David Thompson refused to give the password for the county computer, he should have been fired on the spot! That is bulls&t. However, glad to see that MOST of the commissioners seem to be heading on the right path.. the three that voted against this should be thrown out of office when their re-election comes up.
Confused here. You claim to work around the courthouse, so you should know that he can't be "fired." You also came out in support of the Wolseys in another thread, yet Roger didn't turn over the password either. The county mayor and county attorney were also asked for it, and have not complied with the request. So what is your opinion of that? Out of Thompson, broyles and Wolsey, the only one that can be "fired" is Wolsey, and I am curious I u think he should be fired.
Big Art

Greeneville, TN

#10 Feb 13, 2014
FriendofDog wrote:
If David Thompson refused to give the password for the county computer, he should have been fired on the spot! That is bulls&t. However, glad to see that MOST of the commissioners seem to be heading on the right path.. the three that voted against this should be thrown out of office when their re-election comes up.
The 3 who voted against will probably claim it's not their committee's responsibility....more of a technical side step than anything.
However, they'd better not attempt to delay, obstruct, deny, or deviate from the facts.
As I've stated, I'm a conservative who wants the truth.
Robert Bird is my commissioner.
He'll lose my vote and my family's vote if he gets in the way of this procedure.
Why

Green Cove Springs, FL

#11 Feb 13, 2014
FriendofDog wrote:
If David Thompson refused to give the password for the county computer, he should have been fired on the spot! That is bulls&t. However, glad to see that MOST of the commissioners seem to be heading on the right path.. the three that voted against this should be thrown out of office when their re-election comes up.
Absolutely, fired on the spot.
Why

Green Cove Springs, FL

#12 Feb 13, 2014
Big Art wrote:
I see some want to change the subject on my previous thread.
Start another thread if you want to talk about others.
I am a conservative and I want the truth.
The subject here is an elected official claiming innocence, but facts being brought out say otherwise.
How much nerve does it take for a public official to not resign and continue to seek re-election?
The alleged crimes committed will get a person jail time.
The state will bypass local the incompetents and good ol' boys.
Give us the truth.
Carter better do the right thing too, if he still can recognize the right thing! Any republican connected or backing any of these ppl need to pay close attention, they are next to be voted out. This is a disgrace to their constituents, and I am done with their sorry asses. I need an Independent and a strong one!
The Clerk

Greeneville, TN

#13 Feb 13, 2014
Big Art wrote:
<quoted text>
The 3 who voted against will probably claim it's not their committee's responsibility....more of a technical side step than anything.
However, they'd better not attempt to delay, obstruct, deny, or deviate from the facts.
As I've stated, I'm a conservative who wants the truth.
Robert Bird is my commissioner.
He'll lose my vote and my family's vote if he gets in the way of this procedure.
ROBERT BIRD IS ONE OF THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS WHO VOTED NO! HIS IS PART OF THE PROBLEM! GOOD GRIEF MAN! WAKE UP! ROBERT BIRD IS ALREADY OBSTRUCTING! HE'S BEEN (OBSTRUCTING) SINCE THESE ALLEGATIONS FIRST SURFACED. GOOD LORD. You probably already knew that, and probably would not vote Robert Bird out of office anyway. You're a dumba**
The Clerk

Greeneville, TN

#14 Feb 13, 2014
There was once a David Thompson thread that was taken down I suppose by David or one of his supporters when the conversation was clearly not looking good for him. In it, I foretold of a day that was coming soon when all of this would come into the light and everyone would know what a pervert, thief he was. Fanfare......confetti.......ap plause.......taking a bow. Here it is. And to quote the late night knife commercials........wait there's more. And that info is coming too.

Behold, I come quickly, and my reward is with me to give to every man......Rev. 22:12
Not at All

Greeneville, TN

#15 Feb 13, 2014
so bad wrote:
I for one thought Hilton Seay was a good person, but l guess he's not what l thought he was. As for David Thompson he should have known better, he is such a big thing in the Shriners working with those kids.. But you know if they're honest when they go in they're the opposite when they're in there any length of time. So so sad
I don't know about Hilton Seay. He was principal at GHS, but why would he protect someone like Thompson. I thought he wanted to help kids. And David Thompson is everything opposite of what a mason and shriner is supposed to be. I hope the shriners do what is right and throw him out of that group. He's a disgrace. If they don't, a man shouldn't ever give them another dime.

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Since: Jan 11

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#16 Feb 13, 2014
confused wrote:
<quoted text>
Confused here. You claim to work around the courthouse, so you should know that he can't be "fired." You also came out in support of the Wolseys in another thread, yet Roger didn't turn over the password either. The county mayor and county attorney were also asked for it, and have not complied with the request. So what is your opinion of that? Out of Thompson, broyles and Wolsey, the only one that can be "fired" is Wolsey, and I am curious I u think he should be fired.
As far as David, perhaps not "fired" but he sure could have been put on some type of administrative leave instead of leaving the fox to guard the henhouse. What makes you think Broyles or Woolsey have the password? They may have been asked for it, but if neither one of them has it, it is a fair guess that they cannot give it to the lawyer. As far as I've read or heard David Thompson refuses to give anyone the password and has heavily encripted the computer, according to the story last night. Unless you think Broyles or Woolsey should have waterboarded David THompson to get the password?

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Since: Jan 11

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#17 Feb 13, 2014
And, I DO support the Woolseys... both of them.
Big Art

Greeneville, TN

#18 Feb 13, 2014
The Clerk wrote:
<quoted text> ROBERT BIRD IS ONE OF THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS WHO VOTED NO! HIS IS PART OF THE PROBLEM! GOOD GRIEF MAN! WAKE UP! ROBERT BIRD IS ALREADY OBSTRUCTING! HE'S BEEN (OBSTRUCTING) SINCE THESE ALLEGATIONS FIRST SURFACED. GOOD LORD. You probably already knew that, and probably would not vote Robert Bird out of office anyway. You're a dumba**
I know he voted no. I'm waiting for the reason. Like I said, if he wants to send the issue to the insurance committee and side step it, he needs to explain why.
I agree, Bird is trending the wrong way on this one.
Who are the members of the insurance committee?
Does anyone know all their names?
Is the insurance committee a "clerk friendly" committee?
I'm waiting for the state to step in and the smoke to clear.
Release

Greeneville, TN

#19 Feb 13, 2014
FriendofDog wrote:
And, I DO support the Woolseys... both of them.
If I read right a couple nights ago. The article in the paper said that Roger Woolsey had done his own investigation and found nothing. Am I correct in saying this?
confused

Spartanburg, SC

#20 Feb 13, 2014
Release wrote:
<quoted text>If I read right a couple nights ago. The article in the paper said that Roger Woolsey had done his own investigation and found nothing. Am I correct in saying this?
Yes. And if you read the new article, and were there listening to Susan Cook testify, both Wolsey and Broyles have the pw and won't turn it over. They are suppose to protect the whole county, not one person...the clerk.

It will cost the county $20,000 to get into the computer, without a password. The EEOC will get in, and we will pay. So, step up men and start talking, or start walking.

“I've Always Been This Stupid”

Since: May 12

Greeneville TN

#21 Feb 13, 2014
Exactly what type of IT department does our local government have that they cannot reset a company computer password?

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