Possible Mistrial Could Return $40,250 to Department

As always, the government did not operate as intended. The high stakes case between the Department of Humanities and Powell County is the most recent event involving a government slip up. To summarize, Powell County approached the Department inquiring about the possibility of receiving a loan for education and infrastructure. As a result, the Department signed off on the grant of $40,250. However, the money was never received by Powell County, thus a court case ensued. Throughout the trial, Powell County repeatedly invalidated the evidence presented by the Department, and Powell County won the trial. Almost immediately after, Powell County used to funds to create a K-12 school system and a community college. After tensions seemed to settle, the situation took an eye-opening turn. The Delegate discovered late last night that Attorney William Madden served as the alleged judge that ruled over the trial. His interference may make the trial’s result invalid and force Powell County to return the $40,250 it was loaned. Madden himself delivered a written confession to the Delegate writing staff: “I impersonated a judge in the Powell vs Dept. of Humanities. At the time I was not aware that I could not be a judge, therefore the ruling should be, in my opinion, invalid and a mistrial should be declared.” Madden has no intention of hurting any side of the issue. He is a part of the judicial system, but he has explained he is not a judge. He explains that he was unaware his acceptable positions did not include judging court cases. He does not hold any power to shift the future outcomes in light of this news. Despite the already chaotic situation, Powell County now faces the possibility of bankruptcy due to the immediate use of the accepted funds. The case has presented many challenging aspects while taking many unexpected turns leaving those involved in complete disarray.]]>