This is La Vergne received a very disturbing email containing proof of a criminal past by the appointed alderman, Calvin Jones. On July 16, 2000, he received a felony indictment by a Davidson County Grand Jury for taking between $500 and $1000 from J.C. Penney’s, his employer at the time. The charge was dropped to a misdemeanor theft charge upon his guilty plea and he was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days of probation.
(A closer view of the grand jury indictment)
And the guilty plea and sentence.
This from a man who:
- ran a campaign on accountability,
- voted to have dedicated volunteers removed from committees because he did not like how they represented the city,
- yells at other board members at meetings, and
- wants to SILENCE people from speaking out on social media because he thinks they make the city look bad.
This man makes financial decisions for the city. Yet he had a felony indictment and plead guilty to stealing money from his employer. Is this the kind of person you would trust to make decisions on spending YOUR TAX DOLLARS?
This man who was appointed by TWO people needs to step down immediately.
LaVergne deserves better.
"A Guilty Plea to a Serious Criminal Charge",