Millington mayor vows to fight corruption charges - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Millington mayor vows to fight corruption charges

Richard Hodges, photo courtesy Shelby County Sheriff's Office. Richard Hodges, photo courtesy Shelby County Sheriff's Office.

(WMC-TV) - Millington Mayor Richard Hodges was back in court Thursday morning to face bribery charges.

Hodges' attorney told the judge that he's received information regarding the case through the discovery process and he asked for 60 days to go through all of it.

"We just need time to look at what the government's provided us and prepare for trial," said defense attorney Tommy Parker.

Hodges was indicted on bribery charges in October and has pleaded not guilty.

"It's our turn now," said Hodges after Thursday's court appearance. "The truth will come out."

Hodges said it's been frustrating to hear the stories that have come out about him regarding his case, but feels that kind of attention goes with the territory.

"It's called ‘rumors,'" he said. "When you are in politics you get use to that."

Hodges was arrested a day after his wife committed suicide and said that his wife's death and the bribery case is taking a toll on him.

"When you lose your wife and get into stuff like this, it definitely is a discomfort, but it will work out," he said.

Hodges will be back in court in March.

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