Alabama city councilman indicted on ethics violation charges

ANNISTON, Ala.  — An Alabama city councilman has been indicted and jailed on charges related to violations of state ethics laws.

Al.com cites the Anniston Star as reporting Anniston city Councilman Ben Little surrendered to the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office on Monday. The Star reports Little was indicted last week on charges of voting on city legislation in which he knowingly had either a conflict of interest or a financial interest.

It’s unclear what specific legislation is referred to by the indictment. However, the Star reports the Alabama Ethics Commission last year determined Little violated state ethics laws in 2017 by voting against a resolution that declared several properties to be nuisances. He owned one of the properties.

Al.com wasn’t able to reach Little or his attorney for comment as of Tuesday afternoon.

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