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Ethics charges dropped against Sidney Chism

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SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. (FOX13) -

An ethics investigation into Shelby County Commissioner Sidney Chism has been dropped.

Chism told FOX13 News he may take action against the county for pursuing the investigation.

He also said he had to spend a lot of money to defend himself and never should have been put in that position.

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The Shelby County ethics commission began looking into Chism in 2013 after Commissioner Terry Roland alleged Chism had a conflict of interest in voting on school funding issues due to his previous ownership of a number of day care centers in Whitehaven.

Commissioner Chism's attorney had said the charges stemmed from Chism voting matters involving Head Start funding and certain services that children attending his day care center received.

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