Following two days of testimony, and two more days of deliberation by the visiting judge in the case of a former Henry County Commissioner, Richard Myers was found guilty of Unlawful Interest in a Public Contract. Judge Randall Basinger delivered that verdict this (Fri) morning in the Henry County Courthouse. On another charge of Unlawful Interest against Myers; Judge Basinger ruled the defendant was not-guilty. A pre-sentence investigation was ordered in the case; and Richard Myers will be sentenced on October 3rd. Unlawful Interest in a Public Contract is a fourth degree felony, with penalties ranging from community control or probation, up to a prison term of 18 months. Judge Basinger stated the issue of restitution will be taken up at the time of sentencing.
This case stemmed from Myers personal financial interest in a car-production project for Revenge Designs; and his then public interest by voting as a county commissioner on that same project he supported with his own money. Myers as president of the Henry County Commissioners at the time, gave a $300,000 check to Revenge Designs before it was voted-on by the county board. That money was never used for a