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VOL. 39 | NO. 48 | Friday, November 27, 2015

Attorney General: Nashville DA won't face criminal charges

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NASHVILLE (AP) - Nashville District Attorney Glenn Funk will not face criminal prosecution for accepting a controversial part-time job that allowed him to get a good deal on the state's pension plan and health insurance for him and his family.

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery told local media Tuesday that Funk broke the law but won't be prosecuted since he has agreed to pay back the benefits he received.

Investigators say Funk violated the law by working as a part-time attorney for the Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference from June to August 2014, before he took office. Slatery says Funk received state benefits for doing "virtually no work."

Funk says he was acting on the advice of others and didn't know that taking the job was illegal.

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