Sunday, February 19, 2012

Former Knox County Sheriff Tim Hutchison has been released from controversial lawsuit.

The controversial lawsuit that the Knoxville News-Sentinel has continually used to cast a negative shadow on Former Knox County Sheriff Tim Hutchison has been dropped (aka dismissed) by both parties. The suit previously titled Citizens National Bank vs Tim Hutchison. 

Hutchison sold his stock in SHE Group to a fellow shareholder in February 2008. The owner/manager of SHE Group later filed for bankruptcy in August 2009. Hutchison was notified of the bankruptcy filing by sources in the local media. Hutchison said he "was only a passive investor and never had any involvement in the management or decision making at Dean Stallings Ford. Nor was I consulted over any issues with those responsible for ultimate outcome of that dealership" 

Hutchison was elected to the Office of Sheriff 5 times in Knox County and was term limited by the Tennessee Supreme Court during his fifth term. In 2010 he lost a primary bid for County Mayor. He has been doing Law Enforcement consulting and construction/disaster relief since he left the Sheriff’s Office.

I wonder if the News-Sentinel will even report this? If they do, will it be the same size as the articles about the bankruptcy and lawsuits? Will it be a small news brief? It most certainly will likely have a negative spin to it. It could even be ghost written by Herb Moncier. 

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