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Allen Pope was indicted in July 2010, accused of official misconduct and of using county equipment to do work for a private developer. After a trial in November of 2010, a jury convicted Pope of theft of services of over $10,000, official misconduct and using public equipment for private purposes. (Bristol Herald Courier file photo)

Posted: Thursday, March 7, 2013 10:00 pm | Updated: 10:06 pm, Thu Mar 7, 2013.

The Tennessee Supreme Court has denied former Sullivan County Highway Commissioner Allen Pope’s felony conviction appeal, ending his three-year legal battle.

“He has exhausted his remedies,” Sullivan County District Attorney Barry Staubus said. “He is a convicted felon and can’t be road commissioner.”

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