Judge Taylor Indicted on 41 Counts

Former Hawkins County Judge James "Jay" Taylor has been indicted on 41 counts of theft for allegedly filing false claims for legal services he never performed, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that Taylor surrendered himself to authorities on the charges this morning and was booked into the Davidson County jail. He is being held in lieu of $175,000 bond. The case is being jointly prosecuted by the Davidson County District Attorney General's office and the Tennessee Attorney General's office.