2005/08/30

Hooks Sr. indicted

Another Tennessee Waltzer. How surprised are we? It's almost insignicant compared to what's happening on the coast though. Almost.

Terry Harris, United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, announced Tuesday that a two count indictment has been returned by a federal grand jury against Michael Hooks, Sr., Chairman of the Shelby County Commission. The indictment charges extortion of money, or taking bribes to influence official duties in the Shelby County Commission.

The indictment alleges that Hooks received $24,200 in bribes in order to use his influence to obtain county contracts for a FBI undercover operation.

The indictment is part of Tennessee Waltz, which was led by the Memphis Division of the FBI.

WMCTV, Channel 5

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