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Former Millington mayor faces new indictment

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

(WMC-TV) – Former Millington Mayor Richard Hodges is facing new bribery charges along with the businessman he's accused of giving city services to in order to settle gambling debts.

Auto repair shop owner Marlin Roberts is behind bars at 201 Poplar. Hodges will not be re-arrested.

Roberts was booked around 11:45 according to the jail's website.

He's charged with bribery and drug possession.

Hodges was first indicted last October following a raid of his home and office at Millington City Hall.

He was charged with soliciting money in exchange for political favors and all the crimes are connected to gambling that allegedly occurred at Roberts' repair shop.

Today, the Shelby County District Attorney General's Office announced that Hodges was indicted on three new counts of bribery, two of which will replace the previous ones.

"You know it's rarely that our investigations truly stop," said District Attorney Amy Weirich. "Even up until trial and beyond, things develop. So we never say we're done with our job. Our job continues."

Hodges resigned from his post earlier this year after demands from the community to step down.

He said at the time that he had done nothing wrong.

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