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Ethics Commission to Hear Charges Against Marmet Mayor


The West Virginia Ethics Commission has scheduled a Sept. 29 hearing on ethics charges against the mayor of Marmet.

A commission review board found probable cause that Mayor Bill Pauley used his office for private gain.

Pauley tells the Charleston Daily Mail that he didn’t do anything wrong.

A Tuesday order filed by the review board says Pauley drove people to Marmet Town Hall to vote early in the town’s 2013 general election despite knowing they either weren’t properly registered or weren’t residents of the town.

The order says Pauley also asked the town’s computer and software vendor to generate a check reimbursing him more than $8,400 for work during town bingo games. Pauley made the request without the consent of Town Council or the town recorder.