KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — A complaint against a Knox County Commissioner has now been turned over to the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office for investigation.

The complaint accuses Kyle Ward and two others of a quit-claim deed that gave Ward ownership of two $50,000 lots of land for just $10. It also accuses Ward and the developer who gave him that land of paying a zoning appeals board member, Garrett Holt, to vote in favor of a zoning change on that property.

The ethics committee dropped this complaint after receiving a signed contract that showed Ward agreed to pay $40,000 for each plot of land. However, the person who filed the complaint claims that the contract was only written up after a complaint was filed. This prompted the Ethics Chair Michael Covington to turn the information over to the state comptroller’s office to formally investigate.

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WATE has reached out to Ward for comment. So far, no response has been received.

Editors Note: A previous version of this story included an incorrect title for one of those involved. It has been updated.