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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- Louisville's Metro Council Court will convene to review the case of Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin Monday afternoon after the mayor's budget address.
Shanklin is accused of using her position to benefit her family. She faces three counts from the charging committee, which include: 1) hiring her grandson Gary Bohler as her legislative aide while he had outstanding warrants, 2) using a tax-funded upholstery program meant for ex-convicts that records show benefited her family, according to a WDRB News review 3) acquiring at least $75,000 in discretionary funds for the Petersburg-Newburg Improvement Association (a neighborhood group which she chaired).
Shanklin has denied all the ethics charges against her. No criminal charges will be filed.