Indicted former state senator at Capitol with subpoenas

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Former state Senator Roscoe Dixon, who is charged with accepting bribes to influence legislation, was at the state Capitol today with a woman handing out subpoenas in the Senate.

Dixon's trial on charges of accepting bribes totaling nine-thousand, five hundred dollars is scheduled to begin Tuesday.

Lieutenant Governor John Wilder said that he received a subpoena, but said he did not know how many senators were subpoenaed.

Senator Jeff Miller, who has been investigated but not charged in the public corruption case called Tennessee Waltz, also said he received a subpoena. The Cleveland Republican has acknowledged accepting one-thousand dollars from a lobbyist who pleaded guilty as part of the undercover probe but has said the money was a campaign contribution.

Miller said he had no idea why he was subpoenaed and said he didn't have any factual knowledge about the case against Dixon.

The woman would only identify herself as a "process server."

Dixon resigned from the state legislature in January 2005 after serving as either a representative or senator for 22 years to take a position as an assistant to Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton.

He resigned that post in May 2005 after being indicted in the F-B-I's Tennessee Waltz public corruption sting.