SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Special Agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted “law enforcement actions” at the Sevier County Courthouse on Thursday morning.

A spokesperson for the FBI Knoxville Field Office confirmed agents were at the courthouse on Court Avenue in downtown Sevierville in connection with an ongoing investigation.

Sevier County Clerk Karen Cotter released the following statement:

“The Sevier County Clerks’ office is cooperating fully with the FBI. It is my understanding that no public funds were misused.”

Sevier County Clerk Karen Cotter

According to an indictment unsealed Thursday from a federal grand jury, two deputy clerks face charges.