Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Republican corruption on a State level: Tennessee

Goodness. The keys on my keyboard that spell "republican" and "corruption" are getting worn out. Intro:

MEMPHIS —State Rep. Chris Newton pleaded guilty in federal court yesterday and called for the end of the "corruptive influence of money in politics" — while a chorus of voices across the state grew louder in its calls for Newton to resign from office immediately.

The Republican from Cleveland, Tenn., admitted in federal court here that he was guilty of bribery and extortion, becoming the only one of five sitting or former state lawmakers to reverse his plea to guilty in the Operation Tennessee Waltz case.

Article here.


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