Taylor Takes 5th for 2nd Time

Hawkins County General Sessions Judge James "Jay" Taylor has invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in response to a new request for information filed by the Tennessee Court of the Judiciary. The most recent inquiry focused on whether Taylor received funds from a client that he said he would invest and whether he misused funds collected for a courthouse display. In February, he invoked his right against self-incrimination in response to four theft-related charges. Taylor is scheduled to stand trial on April 25. He also faces charges about questionable billing practices involving the Administrative Office of Courts, a Board of Professional Responsibility probe and numerous civil lawsuits alleging wrongdoing in his private law practice. The Rogersville Review has more