One who intends to leave others better off for his having existed.

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If a conflict of interest can involve a situation in which a person is in a position to exploit an official capacity in a way that benefits their personal or professional interests…?


[The] complaint against the City of Memphis and Shelby County in regards to the use of public funds for a proposed $250-million arena for the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies was upheld after hearing reports that Chisholm allegedly helped a business partner


pursue the Grizzlies' broadcast rights.


 


Chisholm's business partner, James L. Hudson, is forming a sports broadcasting venture and is seeking the Grizzlies broadcast rights.


 


Chisholm allegedly helped arrange a meeting between Hudson and the Grizzlies ownership team.


 


However, Chisholm's attorney, R. Hunter Humphreys, says …Chisholm was considering investing when she had him write a letter to Shelby County …seeking his opinion on the propriety of her involvement.


  


[Shelby County Attorney Donnie E] Wilson's reply recommended that Chisholm suspend or hold any business dealings …until all votes on the relocation of the team were taken


or recuse herself from the votes.


 


Humphreys says Chisholm is no longer considering joining the sports broadcasting venture.


 


Ragsdale's complaint seeks to remove Chisholm and void the NBA-related resolutions, contracts and agreements in which she voted.


 


Michael Paulk


Memphis Business Journal, August 9, 2001


2 comments:

Fec said...

Nice one. These people have only a passing knowledge of ethical behavior. However, maybe we can give her a bloody nose in GSO.

Abner Doon said...

"It is difficult to get a man to understand something
when his salary depends on his not understanding it."

Upton Sinclair