Duncan for Duncan

Since resigning from the Knox County Trustee’s office and pleading to a felony, John Duncan III has been working for his father, Congressman Jimmy Duncan.

Federal law prohibits a family member working in a congressman’s office, so young Duncan is instead working for the Duncan re-election campaign. The campaign expense report filed in January for 2013 shows Duncan receiving a total of $15,000 in five payments.

A spokesman for Congressman Duncan says John III is traveling around the district, meeting with people and speaking on behalf of his dad’s re-election effort.

The former trustee was accused of awarding bonuses for himself and employees in his office without completing the required coursework to be eligible for the extra money.

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