Former Clay County Auditor William James Norris Goes to Jail

Posted: March 7, 2013 in 2010 Elections, Clay County Auditor
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Justice has prevailed in Clay County. From the Kansas City Fallen Star:

A former Clay County auditor must spend 30 days in the county jail for tampering with computer data involving nude photos of a woman that he stole from her cellphone and posted on a website, a circuit court judge ordered Wednesday.

William James Norris, 29, also received a four-year suspended sentence and was placed on five years’ probation for a felony election law violation.

Norris was charged in November 2011 with computer tampering and making a false swearing when he signed paperwork stating that he had no felony conviction on his record. He pleaded guilty in November to both criminal charges.

Norris was taken into custody following Wednesday’s hearing.

There is no spiking the football here. As I said back in August 2011: “I have very little to say with regards to Mr. Norris. I appreciate that he has decided to do the right thing [referring to his resignation]. I also hope that Mr. Norris is able to get the help that he so desperately needs. At some point in the future, I hope he is able to return to a productive life as a citizen of Clay County.”

And for the record, Mr. Norris, I’d be happy to give you the chance to tell how you originally ended up in this race. I believe that story is the one the people of Clay County deserve to hear.

  1. Lee Ann Zech says:

    And the wheel turns ’round. It may take a while and it might be a frustrating journey, but justice will ALWAYS prevail and those who deserve, will get what is coming their way!

  2. Debbie says:

    I would like for you to find out why Clay County is sending at least 8 people to Alaska to look at some new software. It’s my understanding they are from the Auditor’s office and the Assessor’s office. Why do they have to go to Alaska? And how much is this costing the taxpayers? I’m sure there’s softward a lot closer and cheaper.

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