Second week of trial underway in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - One of the top FBI agents involved in the Tennessee Waltz sting took the stand this morning at the trial of former state Senator Roscoe Dixon in Memphis.

The agent testified that he posed as a vice president of E-Cycle Management -- a computer recycling company the FBI fabricated.

In that capacity, the agent told the jury, he talked to Barry Myers about paying bribes to Dixon. Myers has been described as a "bag man" by federal investigators.

The agent then said he talked with Dixon about help he needed with a bill that would benefit E-Cycle.

Prosecutors continue to play secretly recorded audio and video tapes to bolster their case.

Myers has pleaded guilty in the public corruption case and is awaiting sentencing.

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