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Fraud Charges Retired Against Rutherford Commissioner

Posted at 6:23 PM, May 22, 2014
and last updated 2015-09-07 14:35:35-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A Rutherford County commissioner and another man have cut a deal with prosecutors in a fraud case involving tickets to concerts and sporting events.

It's a case that NewsChannel 5 Investigates has been following for more than six months.

"The state's going to be retiring those cases for a year," Davidson County prosecutor Sarah Davis told Criminal Court Judge Mark Fishburn.

Under the deal, county commissioner Matt Young and business partner Harvey Felsher will pay almost $30,000 to three men who bought tickets they never received.

The charges would be dropped after a year.

The two agreed to cooperate in the on-going case against Kenneth Cooper, the man who was supposed to produce the tickets.

Young and Felsher still face charges in Rutherford County over allegations they tortured Cooper after their business deal went bad.