Hair was charged with one count of official misconduct, a Class E felony, following a 2021 investigation by the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office. Hair was sentenced to one year of supervised probation and was granted judicial diversion, meaning the charge could be removed from his record if he complies with all terms of probation
The Comptroller’s report found that Hair used a county-owned golf cart at his home between May and October 2020 in violation of the county’s ethics policy.
Investigators also found several instances of Knox County Parks and Recreation employees working on private property during work hours using county assets, including for Hair and family members of Parks and Recreation Senior Director Paul White.
One Knox County Parks and Recreation employee was terminated, and another employee was disciplined for performing work on private properties during work hours using county equipment.