No Jail Time For Greenbrier Mayor Billy Wilson
Billy Wilson, Mayor of Greenbrier, will avoid jail in a plea deal Friday morning. Wilson pled guilty to “official misconduct” at a settlement hearing in a deal that will spare him any jail time, the theft count was dismissed.
Wilson had been indicted by the Robertson County Grand Jury for allegedly using $60,000 in funds delegated for the GreenRidge Toys For Tots program for personal gain.
Wilson will have to repay the missing money, $30,000 and will be on probation for one year. Wilson will also be stepping down as the Mayor of Greenbrier, a sad turn of events for the embattled Mayor who fought so hard to retain his position in Greenbrier, a city that clearly decided to stand behind him. At last count, a Facebook page called “Support Greenbrier Mayor Billy Wilson” had over 600 fans.
The GreenRidge Toys For Tots program is a charity Wilson founded. To paraphrase, Wilson indicated that he allowed his personal finances to intertwine with charity funds.
Wilson has been the mayor of Greenbrier since 2004
Smokey Barn News January 6, 2014 Greenbrier, Tenn.
Greenbrier Board Confirms Vote To Transfer Mayoral Powers To Vice Mayor http://youtu.be/et7w-6YHIX8
The Greenbrier Board of Mayor and Alderman met Monday evening to confirm the second and final reading of the ordinance to transfer mayoral powers from Greenbrier Mayor Billy Wilson to Vice mayor Bonnette Dawson.
Members of The Board of Mayor and Aldermen for the city of Greenbrier made it clear in last months meeting that they would like Mayor Wilson to step aside as both mayor and fire chief with a presentation of two measures, at least until the disposition of his case. Wilson has been indicted by the TBI for allegedly using $60,000 in funds delegated for a Toys For Tots program for personal gain. MORE
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