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Corruption case timeline

Barry Myers, Roscoe Dixon timeline:

June 2003, Barry Myers had a conversation indicating that Roscoe Dixon needed to be paid money to support legislation.

January 2004, Roscoe Dixon discussed legislation with an E-Cycle representative. Dixon filed a bill concerning surplus electronic equipment.

February 2004, Myers and Dixon had a conversation with a person representing E-Cycle. Dixon was told that more money would be available. Dixon told the representative to "work through Barry (Myers), keep Barry happy." During a meeting, a total of $6,000 was paid to Dixon and Myers. Dixon received $1,000, Myers got the rest.

March 2004, Roscoe Dixon received $1,500 for his assistance.

May 2004, Barry Myers received a $2,000 payment and told the E-Cycle representative that Dixon "is solidly on board" and would do anything needed.

Charles Love, Ward Crutchfield timeline:

July 2004, Charles Love had a telephone conversation with an E-Cycle representative and indicated he could deliver cash to Senator Ward Crutchfield.

August 2004, Love had a meeting in Memphis with E-Cycle representatives and told them they would get more attention if they had "gifts to bear. He said he would initially need about $15,000 for legislators and that Crutchfield would need more than others.

September 2004, Love, Crutchfield and an E-Cycle representative met in Chattanooga. Love later told the E-Cycle representative Crutchfield "would need three." $6,500 was wired to Charles Love's bank account. Love then paid Crutchfield $2,500 on behalf of E-Cycle. Crutchfield told an E-Cycle representative he would co-sponsor the bill. Love told E-Cycle Crutchfield needed more money.

October 2004, Love told an E-Cycle representative Crutchfield agreed to be paid an additional $2,000. Crutchfield received that amount in cash from Charles Love.

February 2005, Crutchfield met with an E-Cycle representative and was given two envelopes, each containing $1,500.

Barry Myers, Kathryn Bowers timeline:

June 2003, Barry Myers told an individual Kathryn Bowers needed to be paid money in order to support legislation.

February 2004, Kathryn Bowers was introduced to a representative of E-Cycle and discussed a bill concerning the disposal of outdated computer equipment.

March 2004, Barry Myers stated to an individual that Kathryn Bowers "wants some money" and was "asking for three." Bowers had a conversation with a representative of E-Cycle concerning the payment. Myers indicated Bowers would not accept money directly from the E-Cycle representative. Myers received $3,000 from the E-Cycle representative and passed it on to Kathryn Bowers.

April 2004, Kathryn Bowers had a telephone conversation with an E-Cycle representative and said she would sponsor a bill to benefit the company.

August 2004, Kathryn Bowers received $2,000 in cash from an E-Cycle representative. She agreed to use her official letterhead recommending E-Cycle.

October 2004, Bowers received $5,000.

January, 2005, Bowers received $1,500 and co-sponsored House Bill 0038.

John Ford timeline:

April 2004, Senator John Ford met a representative from E-Cycle Management. During the conversation, Ford stated he was "the guy that makes the deals."

July 2004, Senator Ford said he would need $3,000-$5,000 per month for his assistance.

August 2004, John Ford received $10,000 in cash as two months payment for drafting the legislation.

September 2004, John Ford and an E-Cycle representative discussed legislation. Ford received $5,000 in cash for filing the bill and making sure it passed.

October 2004, John Ford received $5000 in payment for drafting and sponsoring the legislation.

November 2004, When asked by an E-Cycle representative if he needed anything, John Ford said "send me a little money." Eight days later he received $5,000 as further payment.

December 2004, Senator Ford received $5,000.

January 2005, Senator Ford filed Senate Bill 0094 as a companion to House Bill 0038. He received a $5,000 cash payment.

February 2005, Senator Ford received $5,000. John Ford threatened the representative from E-Cycle saying that if the individual was working with the FBI, Ford would shoot him.

March 2005, John Ford received $5,000 in cash. Ford threatened an individual by indicating that if someone was trying to set him up he would shoot and kill that person so there would be no witnesses. An E-Cycle representative asked Ford to put the bill on hold. Ford then received an additional $5,000 in cash.

April 2005, John Ford received $5,000 to delay the bill. Ford told an individual he hoped he and his partner were okay because while he did not mind shooting the "partner," he did not want to shoot the individual to whom he was speaking.

Charles Love, Chris Newton timeline:

July 2004, Charles Love had a telephone conversation with an E-Cycle representative and indicated he could deliver cash to Chris Newton.

August 2004, Charles Love had a meeting in Memphis with E-Cycle representatives and suggested they would get more attention if they had "gifts to bear." Love said he would need approximately $15,000 and that Chris Newton would need more money than others.

September 2004, Charles Love, Chris Newton and an E-Cycle representative met in Chattanooga and discussed payments. Charles Love indicated Chris Newton would need $1,500 to support the bill. Charles Love received a wire transfer in the amount of $6,500. Chris Newton received $1,500 in two equal payments.

October 2004, Charles Love drove to Memphis and received an envelope from an E-Cycle representative bearing the initials "C.N." and containing $1,000 for Chris Newton.

November 2004, Chris Newton met with an E-Cycle representative.

January 2005, Chris Newton filed House Bill 0038, a bill beneficial to E-Cycle.

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