By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter
The Alabama Ethics Commission, on Wednesday, found cause to believe that Cullman County District Court Judge Kim Chaney violated state ethics laws by using his position for personal and/or family gain.
Ethics Commission Executive Director Tom Albritton said Chaney stands accused of directing criminal appointments – assigning representation of criminal defendants – to his son and his son’s law firm.
The Commission has forwarded the allegations and its recommendation on to the Alabama attorney general’s office for possible prosecution.