Friday, May 27, 2005

Tennessee Lawmakers Arrested

Federal officials arrest four Tennessee legislators in Nashville this morning for extortion violations. The legislators were arrested on sealed indictments handed down by a federal grand jury in Memphis. Agents handcuffed Senator Ward Crutchfield, a democrat from Chattanooga, Senator John Ford, a Memphis democrat, Senator Kathryn Bowers, also a democrat from Memphis, and Representative Chris Newton, a republican from Cleveland. Former Memphis Senator Roscoe Dixon, who now works for the Shelby County mayor's office was also taken into custody. Sources say there may be additional arrests.
NOTE TO Representative Chris Newton. Its never a good idea to do what the democrats are doing! They will just drag you down with them.