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Ex-aide to Miller says he saw no wrongdoing, others subpoenaed

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A former aide to state Senator Jeff Miller said today he plans to testify to a federal grand jury that he saw no wrongdoing in the lawmaker's handling of legislation at the heart of the Tennessee Waltz investigation.

Waller Henry, formerly a research analyst for the Cleveland Republican, also said that two others he served with on Miller's staff have been subpoenaed to testify.

He identified them as Miller staffer Jessa Fahey and a former secretary at the senator's Capitol Hill office.

Henry briefed Miller on a bill the senator sponsored to benefit a company seeking a state contract for computer recycling. The company turned out to be a fake for an undercover F-B-I probe called Tennessee Waltz.

Five other bill sponsors have been indicted on charges of taking payoffs to influence legislation and one has pleaded guilty. Miller has said he took 1-thousand dollars in cash from lobbyist Charles Love, who pleaded guilty as a "bag man" in the case, but considered the money a campaign contribution.

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