The Mayor of Orrville has been indicted by a Dallas County grand jury of using her position for personal gain for a family member, District Attorney Michael Jackson said today.
Jackson said Orrville Mayor Louvenia Lumpkin was indicted for putting her mother-in-law in a home donated to the town of Orrville and had the town pay some of the property taxes and utility bills on the home while her mother-in-law lived in the home.
According to an Alabama Ethics Commission report Jackson’s office attached to a news release about the indictment, the home and property on 424 Church Street in Orrville were donated to the town in 2017. The home was then sold to the mayor’s mother-in-law for $30,000. The town received $20,000 in cash and the other $10,000 was to be paid in installments. The home and property were not put out for bid as required by law.
The Ethics Commission investigation that led to the indictment came as the result of a complaint from a resident of Orrville.