Former State Senator Charged with Insurance Fraud

Former Democratic state senator Eric Stewart, who ran for Congress against Republican Scott DesJarlais last year, has been indicted on charges of theft and insurance fraud, WATE reports. He is accused of selling a worker's compensation policy to a contractor and using the $750 premium for his personal use. Stewart turned himself in Tuesday night at the Franklin County jail and posted $5,000 bond. His arraignment is scheduled for Nov. 15.