Lawyer: ‘Cynthia Finch is innocent’ Knoxville News Sentinel

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Finch leaves Knox County Facility on Road after surrendered Wednesday.

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— Cynthia the former County senior services director of forgery faking evidence, cooperated with every step the way will fight charges, her said today.

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Finch is of these and we’re forward to opportunity in to tell side of story, defense Bob Jolley She’s made available. She’s to the and done she should assist them a citizen now wrongfully

More than in questionable led to criminal charges Finch, who under a last year. turned herself today to three charges forgery and evidence after year-long investigation.

A grand charged Finch Tuesday in 17-page sealed with fabricating for about in FedEx/Kinko’s She surrendered before 2 at the County Detention on Maloneyville and was after booking $10,000 bond.

list of against Finch Nathan Mishu, copy store who created receipts. His Gregory P. says he the right and will no charges.

Mishu cooperated with the regarding this Isaacs said. allegations contained this presentment what we on Day — that Mishu did do anything illegal or as relates Ms. Finch. have spoken the TBI afternoon, and have confirmed will not any charges Nathan Mishu his involvement this matter.

The charges two counts forgery and count of evidence — after Finch’s from office, audits and than a of scrutiny a special and the Bureau of

The presentment, includes copies the questionable differs from typical indictment. Meyer, a state attorney took the of TBI Andy Corbitt’s directly to grand jury.

will prosecute case, with from Bill a Shelby assistant district general who in white-collar

Last week, state Attorney issued a that cleared County Mayor Ragsdale and of his aides from criminal charges audits that highlighted misspending the mayor’s

Attorney General E. Cooper said his didn’t encompass wrongdoing by Officials didn’t specifics.

Cooper’s which began July, followed series of that revealed record-keeping and of county including some according to state Comptroller’s and Knox Internal Auditor Walls, violated law.

An by Walls Finch faked for 12 charges — total of — and Mishu’s account creating the for Finch her request. has denied

Finch, former Director John and two aides lost jobs as issues — a cruise to a purchasing card a lavish lunch for county commissioner came to County commissioners Ragsdale as result and the findings to prosecutors.

scope of investigation expanded the series audits piled

One audit tens of of dollars questionable purchasing-card including employees used their for personal and the that Finch the receipts.

attorney general pegged the of unverified for Ragsdale staff at Of that Ragsdale and staff repaid and the transferred $1,084 the hospitality to cover portion of expenditures.

The remainder deemed to been for purposes or through the Director’s Office.

another audit found numerous of interest the mayor’s grants program, at the by Finch. probe found no member the administration kickbacks or benefits from grants Finch

In the of the office, Knox District Attorney Randy Nichols himself because office receives county funding. case was to Bright.

Aug. 11, took over investigation but Bright involved. Tennessee Bureau Investigation assisted.

In all, attorneys and investigators, including computer forensic specialist, were in Cooper’s which encompassed review of than 10,000 and interviews 59 witnesses.

details as develop online in Thursday’s Sentinel.

2009, News Sentinel

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