Controversy surrounding city consultant could send her walking - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Controversy surrounding city consultant could send her walking

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - Controversy surrounding city of Memphis consultant Lucy Shaw could send her walking.  Shaw, who is the former CEO of The MED and touts herself as a spiritual advisor, is being paid $210 an hour to advise the city on business matters.  

Shaw has a masters degree in business administration, but her website says she's also a certified fire walker.  Now, her $210 an hour fee to consult on city operations may be catching up with her.  

Shaw calls herself a spiritual practitioner the HeartWorks4U website and at KeepingtheHighWatch.org.  She has also posted several videos to YouTube, including one that promotes her radio show on WLOK AM.

While Shaw has an impressive resume, the Tennessee Department of Health suspended her Jackson nursing license back in 2005, and she was fined $1,000 for "unprofessional conduct; engaging in acts of dishonesty related to the practice of nursing."

Shaw's hefty consulting fee has Memphis City Council members befuddled, and has even caught the attention of former mayoral candidate Robert "Prince Mongo" Hodges, who posted on his Facebook account "Spirits Lucy Shaw was hired as a consultant to review Memphis city operations at $210 an hour. On Shaw's website she calls herself a spiritual practitioner. IM QUALIFIED FOR THIS POSITION!!!"

Action News 5 asked Shaw for comment, but has not heard back. People behind the scenes say the controversy has prompted Shaw to leave the city consulting job.

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