Yesterday we reported two Cabell County Commissioners confirmed that former County Administrator Ben Newhouse abruptly quit his position after a heated discussion concerning what has been called an unauthorized expense related to the county’s Employee Appreciation Picnic.
It was noted in the article the discussion took place after a planned work session and was not an agenda item during the meeting.
WVStatewide News was contacted by a Cabell County resident who provided us with a copy of a complaint filed with the Ethics Commission. The details of the complaint allege several issues that may violate the WV Ethics Act including the public release of confidential information and violations of the Open Meetings Act.
The Ethics Commission will review the complaint and determine if Probable Cause exists to further investigate the matter.
This is a developing story and will be updated as necessary.