Ethics Commission finds probable cause Judge Kim Chaney violated - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL


Ethics Commission finds probable cause Judge Kim Chaney violated ethics laws

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The Alabama Ethics Commission found probable cause Wednesday that Cullman County District Judge Kim Chaney violated state ethics laws and the case has been forwarded to the Alabama Attorney General’s Office.

Alabama Ethics Commission Executive Director Tom Albrittion confirmed the decision to WBRC FOX6 News but did not comment on the allegations. The vote was unanimous. 

Judge Chaney has served on the bench in Cullman County since 1993.

Chaney’s attorneys issued the following statement:

This firm has the privilege of representing Honorable Kim J. Chaney with issues taken up by the Ethics Commission. Judge Chaney has served the state of Alabama honorably and with distinction and great integrity for the past 25 years, and his character and integrity will prevail in these challenging times. Today’s decision by the Ethics Commission is nothing more than a probable cause finding to be followed by more of an in-depth investigation. We have full confidence that when the true and full facts are disclosed, Judge Chaney’s name will be completely cleared and he will continue in his service to the state of Alabama.

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