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District Attorney: There's No Scandal In His Office

Ron Davis Ron Davis
Stuart Lowery Stuart Lowery
Glen Funk Glen Funk

FRANKLIN, Tenn. - A day after NewsChannel 5 aired a story that raised questions about internal corruption, the Williamson County District Attorney General Ron Davis called a news conference.

Davis admitted to problems, but said there's no scandal in his office.

An employee who was arrested on serious felony charges received a plea deal some critics are calling a sweetheart deal.

But Davis said his office isn't to blame.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation caught Stuart Lowery, a staff assistant, tampering with evidence and embezzlement, which are felonies.

But a special prosecutor assigned from outside the county reduced the charges to misdemeanors.

Critics said the district attorney's office arranged the lesser charges and tried to cover it up.

"I have no evidence or indication to say that anyone in my office had any influence in the case," Davis said.

Davis said he told the special prosecutor, Glen Funk, to move forward with the felonies.

For some reason, Funk didn't listen. Funk said he treated Lowery's case like any other.

Davis said the case is closed.

There are others, including attorneys in his own office, who still feel someone internally swayed Funk to reduce the charges. This is a charge Davis and Funk both deny.

Lowery is free on the two misdemeanor charges.

He no longer works at the district attorney's office.

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