MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Senator Ward Crutchfield is expected to change his plea today in his federal corruption case.
It's not clear what the Chattanooga Democrat's new plea will be. Neither his attorney, nor a spokeswoman for prosecutors returned calls to The Associated Press this morning.
A hearing is set for this afternoon for Crutchfield to change his plea.
The 78-year-old lawmaker has pleaded not guilty to charges of accepting bribes to help a company called E-Cycle Management change Tennessee law for a business advantage.
The company turned out to be a front for undercover FBI agents. Crutchfield was one of five lawmakers charged in the FBI's Tennessee Waltz case.
He is currently scheduled to go to trial Monday.