JOHNSON CITY – Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained an indictment for a Morristown man accused of misappropriating funds from the solid waste authority he directed.
At the request of former 3rd District Attorney General Berkeley Bell, TBI Special Agents began investigating Ronald L. Brady, Jr. on June 16, 2014. The investigation stemmed from an audit, performed by the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury, which revealed that from July 1, 2010 through January 31, 2014, Brady, as director of the Hamblen County-Morristown Solid Waste System, wrote himself additional payroll checks totaling $192,206. In addition, the investigation revealed Brady used the authority’s credit card to make $31,785 in personal purchases and also used authority funds to pay $3,801 in personal debt. Brady subsequently resigned his position.
On Monday, the Hamblen County Grand Jury returned an indictment for Brady, charging the 49-year-old with one count of Theft over $60,000. Today, he was booked into the Hamblen County Jail, where, at the time of this release, he was being held on $100,000 bond.