- Associated Press - Monday, April 14, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A member of the Jackson County Legislature is resigning amid concerns about a 1999 felony conviction.

The Kansas City Star reports (https://bit.ly/1iC2PO0 ) that James Tindall said he would step down June 30 rather than fight any attempt to oust him from office. During two stints as a county legislator, Tindall has represented the 2nd District for 21 years.

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker had been prepared to take legal steps to have him removed because of a 1999 federal felony conviction for tax fraud.

Tindall said in his resignation letter last week he could not afford the cost of a legal battle.

The county legislature will choose someone to finish out the eight months left of Tindall’s term.

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Information from: The Kansas City Star, https://www.kcstar.com


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