JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – Former LaFollette City Councilmember Ann Thompson has resolved her felony criminal case.
This morning in the Eighth Judicial District Criminal Court Thompson pleaded guilty to two counts of wiretapping.
She was originally charged with 36 felony counts that include 34 counts of wiretapping and electronic surveillance and two counts of official misconduct.
The terms of her plea agreement include Thompson being placed on judicial diversion for six years, attending probation once a month and paying court costs. If she successfully completes the diversion, these charges will be removed from her criminal record.
Thompson’s legal woes began when she allegedly placed a tape recorder under a table in the city council chambers that later fell to the floor during a morning prayer meeting. It was believed that Thompson placed the recorder under the table in an attempt to catch her fellow council members violating the Open Meetings Act.
Last month, Thompson abruptly resigned her seat on the city council citing personal reasons as the reason for vacating only half way through her term. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 12/16/2020-10:45AM)