Nashville, TN asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law, Business Formation and White Collar Crime for Tennessee

Q: I am founder of a new nonprofit in TN. I have felony from 2013 (UE).repaid all monies, no other criminal record.

Can I be an officer/manger on my board if I have felon from another state? I had an over payment for unemployment of 11,033.38 (including a $5,000 fine) ALL of which I REPAID in full. the nonprofit that I am starting is a community building project teaching beginning farmers from low income and marginalized populations and on a farm I purchased 2 years ago.

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Anthony M. Avery
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: I am not aware of any disability from running a TN non-profit entity. If you already formed it, then apparently the TN Secretary of State has no problem. Since it is from another State, noone here may know about it at this time, and who would want to remove you anyway? You might look into Expungement or even a Pardon from the other State. At least look at the Judgment of Conviction for any final disposition details.

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