CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - State ethics officials will hold a hearing to determine whether Kanawha County Parks Director Jeff Hutchinson used his office for personal gain.
The Saturday Gazette-Mail (http://bit.ly/yIo1ay ) reports that an ethics complaint was filed against Hutchinson in 2009 alleging that he might have misused his position.
Officials for the West Virginia Ethics Commission decided late last month there was probable cause to believe Hutchinson might have violated state ethics laws. Ethics officials allege Hutchinson used his office for personal gain by using a county-issued vehicle to drive his son to and from school, bought personal items with a parks-issued credit card and used a parks system vendor to repair his personal golf clubs.
A hearing date has not been set in the case.