Humtsville councilman committed "minor violation" of Ethics Law
The Huntsville Times reports: The Alabama Ethics Commission has determined that Huntsville City Councilman Richard Showers committed a "minor violation" when he allowed his daughter to gas up at a government fuel terminal on the day after the April 27 tornadoes.
Commission General Counsel Hugh Evans said the five-member ethics panel granted Showers' request to resolve the case administratively.
State law allows for an administrative resolution to minor ethics violations involving less than $250, as long as the public official admits guilt and makes full restitution.
If the state attorney general's office consents, Evans said, Showers would be fined a maximum of $1,000 with no possibility of criminal prosecution. -- Read the whole story --> Ethics commission says Huntsville City Councilman Richard Showers' use of fuel terminal a "minor violation" | al.com