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Register mayor suspended
Allegations of mishandled funds, illegal disposal of evidence
Williams mayor
Register Mayor John Williams
Register Town council members suspended Mayor John Williams and another town employee Tuesday night in the wake of Williams' admission that he improperly disposed of evidence held in the town’s evidence room by pouring out several bottles of confiscated liquor. However, the mayor’s suspension was also due to allegations of mishandled funds, an issue the council is still investigating, said mayor pro-tem Barbara Rushing. The allegations stem from a months-long query by council members, and will require further work sessions “to gather documentation and form a timeline,” she said.
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