Regional
11:30 am
Wed March 23, 2005

City Council Meets On Cooper

Bowling Green, KY – The Bowling Green city council met in a special ten minute session Tuesday afternoon regarding the employment of Davis Cooper.
Bowling Green's chief financial officer allegedly embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars from the city and that figure could rise into the millions after officials finish auditing their records
At the recommendation of city manager Chuck Coates Cooper still remains an employee of the city and his termination has been postponed.
Cooper was hired as city treasurer in 1980 and was promoted to CFO in 2002. If convicted of the embezzlement charges, Cooper could face ten years in federal prison, $250,000 in fines plus restitution. He's currently out of jail on a $50,000 bond.