Attorney General's Office Arrests Former State Museum Curator, Great Aunt - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Attorney General's Office Arrests Former State Museum Curator, Great Aunt

(MONTGOMERY)-Attorney General Troy King announced the arrests Thursday of a former state museum curator and the man's great aunt, both on theft charges related to a transaction involving a Spanish American War uniform and medal.  Myers Brown and Dora Palmer were arrested by agents of the Attorney General's Office and taken to the Lawrence County Jail. Brown was employed with the Alabama Historical Commission as curator for Pond Spring, the home of General Joe Wheeler, in Hillsboro. Brown is a resident of Old Hickory, Tennessee, and Palmer lives near Franklin, Tennessee.

Attorney General King's Office presented evidence to a Lawrence County grand jury, resulting in the indictments of Brown and Palmer on August 14. Specifically, the indictments charge each defendant with one count of first-degree theft of more than $2,500 from the State of Alabama, and one count of conspiracy to commit first-degree theft by doing one or more of the following acts:

  • Brown agreed to pay Palmer $5,000 of State funds for a Spanish American War uniform and medal;
  • Brown used his position to have $5,000 in state funds transmitted to Palmer for the uniform and medal;
  • Brown transported the uniform and medal from Palmer's home to Hillsboro; 
  • Palmer accepted a $5,000 check from the State of Alabama for the uniform and medal; and
  • Palmer transmitted an invoice for $5,000 to the State for the uniform.

If convicted, the defendants face maximum penalties of up to 20 years imprisonment and fines of up to $10,000.  No further information about the investigation or about the defendants' alleged crimes other than that stated in the indictment may be released at this time.

"These defendants are accused of diverting scarce resources, that should have been devoted to protecting Alabama's proud history, into their own pockets," said Attorney General King. "Such allegations are serious and where evidence indicates the law has been violated, we will investigate and prosecute to defend the property of the people of Alabama."

 

  • NewsMore>>

  • 4 dead in Waffle House shooting in Tennessee; suspect sought

    4 dead in Waffle House shooting in Tennessee; suspect sought

    Sunday, April 22 2018 8:34 AM EDT2018-04-22 12:34:45 GMT
    Sunday, April 22 2018 9:49 PM EDT2018-04-23 01:49:10 GMT
    A customer at the restaurant took the gun from the suspect, who then took off his coat and fled the area. (Source: CNN)A customer at the restaurant took the gun from the suspect, who then took off his coat and fled the area. (Source: CNN)
    Police in Tennessee say three people were killed and four were injured in a shooting at a Waffle House restaurant early Sunday. (Source: CNN)Police in Tennessee say three people were killed and four were injured in a shooting at a Waffle House restaurant early Sunday. (Source: CNN)

    A customer at the restaurant took the gun from the suspect, who then took off his coat and fled the area. 

    More >>

    A customer at the restaurant took the gun from the suspect, who then took off his coat and fled the area. 

    More >>
  • Syracuse fraternity permanently expelled over racist video

    Syracuse fraternity permanently expelled over racist video

    Saturday, April 21 2018 5:46 PM EDT2018-04-21 21:46:07 GMT
    Sunday, April 22 2018 9:48 PM EDT2018-04-23 01:48:31 GMT
    Syracuse University permanently expels fraternity for "extremely racist" video. (Source: WSYR/CNN)Syracuse University permanently expels fraternity for "extremely racist" video. (Source: WSYR/CNN)

    Syracuse University has permanently expelled a fraternity over an offensive video that fraternity members say was intended as satire.

    More >>

    Syracuse University has permanently expelled a fraternity over an offensive video that fraternity members say was intended as satire.

    More >>
  • White House: No plans by Trump to fire Mueller, Rosenstein

    White House: No plans by Trump to fire Mueller, Rosenstein

    Sunday, April 22 2018 2:05 PM EDT2018-04-22 18:05:12 GMT
    Sunday, April 22 2018 9:47 PM EDT2018-04-23 01:47:11 GMT
    (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File). FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2016, file photo, then-President-elect Donald Trump, right, and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani pose for photographs as Giuliani arrives at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse i...(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File). FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2016, file photo, then-President-elect Donald Trump, right, and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani pose for photographs as Giuliani arrives at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse i...

    The White House says President Donald Trump has no intention of firing special counsel Robert Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

    More >>

    The White House says President Donald Trump has no intention of firing special counsel Robert Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly