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Audio: Green Testifies in Ethics Hearing

On Thursday, the Louisville Metro Ethics Commission heard testimony in the case involving Councilwoman Judy Green, D-1, in a day-long proceeding. The case alleges she used a city-funded summer jobs program—dubbed the ‘Green Clean Team’—to benefit members of her family.Green was the first witness called and testified for over two hours, answering several questions from investigative officer James Earhart and her attorney, Steven S. Reed, about the clean team.Excerpts from her testimony are below.One exchange that raised eyebrows during the proceedings was that Green was reimbursed with $4,000 in cash by the LIFE Institute for lending the non-profit money to cover the program’s second payroll when the grant check was delayed.However, Green testified she could not provide any documentation to support she had made that loan though she and her staff had been in charge of writing payment receipts for youth participants.Green told the ethics panel she withdrew the $4,000 from her bank account in cash and was reimbursed by LIFE in cash. Green told Earhart she lost the receipt showing LIFE paid her back.Here’s that exchange:


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