The mayor of the town of Lake View has pleaded guilty to an ethics violation.

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall announced Wednesday the conviction of Paul Calhoun. The 45-year-old man pleaded guilty to the Class A misdemeanor. A sentencing date has not been set, but he faces up to a year in prison or a fine of up to $6,000.

Calhoun was appointed mayor of the Tuscaloosa County town in 2016 and was elected to a four-year-term shortly after. Following a dispute with the town council regarding official travel and whether he would be required to reimburse the town for unauthorized expenditures incurred out of state, Calhoun, as a voting member of the Lake View Town Council, voted “no” on a motion to compel the payment, causing a tie that led to the failure of the motion, Marshall said.