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Commissioner Jake Shade Accused Of Ethics Violation After Cumberland Theatre Funding Vote

May 22nd, 2017 by WCBC Radio

A Cumberland man criticized Allegany County Commissioner President Jake Shade at Thursday's public meeting – saying Shade acted inappropriately last month when he made a motion and voted to approve additional funding for the Cumberland Theatre – where Shade serves as a board member. Edward Taylor, Jr. said that Shade's vote was a conflict of interest as well as an ethics violation…





Shade noted that the Cumberland Theatre has received county funding for many years and noted that each county commissioners serve on a variety boards…





Ultimately Shade agreed to a re-vote, this time abstaining. The additional funding was approved by the 2 – 0 vote. Shade said he would seek an opinion from the Ethics Committee…

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