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Fullilove given time to consider plea deal

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - A Memphis City Council member has been given time to consider a plea deal on charges she lied to obtain a Tennessee driver's license.

At the Shelby County Criminal Justice Center Monday, Janis Fullilove greeted old friends but brushed off questions from reporters. Inside a courtroom, she made a brief appearance and was ordered to return to court on November 2 to tell the judge if she will accept a plea bargain or ask for a trial.

"I don't know why you guys are doing this to me. I really don't."

That was Fullilove back in August, shortly after a grand jury indicted her on charges that she lied to get a Tennessee driver's license. 

According to prosecutors Fullilove's original license had been revoked for DUI.  They claim that she set out to get another license by telling an examiner that her license was lost, when had actually been seized by Mississippi authorities for driving under the influence of medication.

Fullilove refused a breathalyzer test at the time.

Fullilove was also indicted last year for driving on a revoked license.  The incident came to light back in March after she was filmed by a TV crew making food deliveries to needy residents.

Terms of the plea deal offered to Fullilove have not been disclosed.  Both she and her attorney declined to comment on camera Monday.  On her Facebook page, Fullilove said, "I will be so thankful when I can put all this behind me."

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