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Status of Tennessee Waltz defendants at a glance

Here is the status of the 11 defendants in the Tennessee Waltz
public corruption investigation:
      ---
      Chris Newton
      Former state representative
      Republican
      Home: Cleveland
      Status: Pleaded guilty to bribery. Served nine months in prison.
      ---
      Roscoe Dixon
      Former state senator
      Democrat
      Home: Memphis
      Status: Convicted of extortion and bribery. Serving five-year
prison sentence.
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      John Ford
      Former state senator
      Democrat
      Home: Memphis
      Status: Convicted of bribery. Acquitted on witness intimidation
charges. Extortion charge dismissed after jury deadlocked.
Sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison, two years probation.
      ---
      Ward Crutchfield
      Former state senator
      Democrat
      Home: Chattanooga
      Status: Pleaded guilty to bribery. Extortion charge dismissed.
Sentencing set for Nov. 28.
      ---
      Kathryn I. Bowers
      Former state senator
      Democrat
      Home: Memphis
      Status: Pleaded guilty to bribery. Extortion charges dismissed.
Sentencing set for Oct. 24.
      ---
      William Cotton
      Ex-Hamilton County commissioner
      Democrat
      Home: Chattanooga
      Status: Convicted of extortion and bribery. Serving three-year
prison sentence.
      ---
      Michael A. Hooks Sr.
      Former Shelby County commissioner
      Democrat
      Home: Memphis
      Status: Pleaded guilty to bribery. Serving two-year prison
sentence.
      ----
      Barry Myers
      Political activist
      Democrat
      Home: Memphis
      Status: Pleaded guilty to handling bribes for state lawmakers.
Sentencing set for Oct. 5.
      ---
      Charles Love
      Lobbyist, former member of Hamilton County Board of Education
      Home: Chattanooga
      Status: Pleaded guilty to handling bribes for state lawmakers.
Sentencing set for Aug. 2.
      ---
      Calvin Williams
      Former top administrator for Shelby County Commission
      Home: Memphis
      Status: Convicted of extortion and bribery. Sentenced to 33
months in prison.
      ---
      Michael Hooks Jr.
      Former Memphis school board member
      Democrat
      Home: Memphis
      Status: Pleaded not guilty to embezzlement and obstruction of
justice. Trial set for Dec. 3.
     
      (Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)
     
AP-NY-08-28-07 1210EDT
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