|Published: 8:36 PM, 04/19/2013
Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT-Former City Administrator Scott Collins is
claiming that the alderwoman who successfully pushed for his firing earlier
this year has been profiting from police officers in the city who have bought
gasoline from two gas stations allegedly owned by the alderwoman, Kathy Holt.
Collins said he personally handed a letter and documents
to District Attorney General Jimmy Dunn Thursday afternoon, April 18. He then
brought a copy of the accusation to The Newport Plain Talk.
Alderwoman Holt, when reached by phone Friday afternoon,
April 19, stated when asked to comment on the request by Collins, "I don't
care what Scott Collins says. He's a desperate man needing a job. You can put
that in your newspaper." She then disconnected the call.
The letter from Collins is dated April 7, and is
addressed to the district attorney general at his office in Sevierville. He requests that a "quo warranto" action be filed by Dunn's office in
reference to Holt. It states that although Holt lists her address as 644 Ratcliff St., in
Newport, "it is common belief that her primary residence is 2505 Hemlock
For more details, please see the weekend edition of the
Newport Plain Talk.
Subscribe to The Newport Plain Talk by clicking SUBSCRIBE.
Sign up for Breaking News emails from The Newport Plain Talk by clicking EMAIL ALERTS and inputting
your email address next to "Add Me" near the top right corner.