Former Judge Sentenced to 3 Years for Felony Theft

Former Hawkins County Judge James "Jay" Taylor was sentenced to three years with 10 years probation in exchange for guilty pleas to six of 41 theft counts in Davidson County Criminal Court. Taylor was indicted in May of felony theft after being accused of making frequent claims to the Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC). Additionally, he has been disbarred and ordered to pay $32,750 in restitution to the AOC. He cannot seek reinstatement of his law license until his probation ends in 2025. Timesnews.net reports