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.


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