Prosecutor: No Charges in Campfield 'Robo Call' Case

Knox County District Attorney Randy Nichols has determined that no criminal charges are warranted against Ben Farmer, who has acknowledged responsibility for a telephone “robo call” poll about state Sen. Stacey Campfield. Farmer’s attorney said in an email Monday that his client has been embarrassed by the episode, which previously was characterized as a “computer glitch” during testing of polling operations by Cyragon LLC, a company owned by Farmer. Campfield also had questioned whether Knox County Commissioner Richard Briggs, who is opposing his re-election and previously was employed by Cyragon, was involved in the robo calls. Briggs has denied any involvement, Knoxnews reports.