School Board President Charged with Tax Evasion


Albert Morrison, the former board president for the Madison Count School District, was charged with tax evasion and failure to file tax returns.

From 2012 to 2018 Morrison was president of the school board and during that
time was instrumental in awarding several lucrative maintenance and construction contracts to his good friend, John David, the owner of Emergency Restoration.  In order to avoid competition for David, the district, under Morrison’s instruction, sidestepped the bidding requirements by splitting up invoices and classifying all repairs as emergencies. Morrison also arranged the sale of three acres of school property to David for $60,000, well under the land’s value, which at the time was estimated to be worth almost half a million dollars.

Comfort Consulting, a company owned by Morrison, was getting payments in the amount of $531,337 from David.  These payments were made from 2014 to 2018.

Morrison did not declare any of the payments made to Comfort Consulting on his tax returns and did not file returns altogether from 2015 to 2018. He avoided paying approximately $118,200 in taxes and faces up to 20 years in prison.[/vc_column_text][us_image image=”2698″][/vc_column][/vc_row]