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Lafollette Councilwoman indicted in TBI misconduct case

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Vanessa Ann Thompson; image courtesy of TBI

LAFOLLETTE, TN – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment of a member of the LaFollette City Council.

On February 14, 2019, at the request of 8th District Attorney General Jared Effler, TBI Agents began investigating a recording device that was found in the LaFollette City Hall Conference Room. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information that Vanessa Ann Thompson (DOB 04/03/61), a city councilwoman, was the individual responsible for placing the device in the conference room.

On October 2, 2019, the Campbell County Grand Jury returned indictments charging Thompson with 34 counts of Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance and two counts of Official Misconduct. Today, she turned herself in and was booked into the Campbell County Jail. She was released after posting a $20,000 bond.

Published October 7, 2019

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