Post by CMF Newsman on Jul 27, 2012 6:20:18 GMT -5
The longtime mayor of Pikeville, Tenn., is accused of misusing more than $170,000 in taxpayer funds.
Greg Johnson, who is in his third term, is free on $10,000 bond after being arrested Wednesday on charges of official misconduct and felony theft in the wake of a monthslong investigation by the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury Office.
Officials at Pikeville City Hall said Johnson had not come into the office on Thursday. City Hall staff also said he has not submitted any correspondence regarding his plans as mayor.
Johnson, 50, was first elected to the Pikeville Board of Aldermen at age 19.