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Posted by: Brittany Sims on Jul 18, 2014

As lead detective of a murder case in 2006, John Patrick Henry posed as a lawyer in an effort to glean information from a suspect. Court records show Henry ran the scheme by Monroe County prosecutor and believed his tactics were approved by the 10th Judicial District Attorney General’s office. The case was dismissed and Henry left law enforcement. He recently graduated from Lincoln Memorial University’s Duncan School of Law, but was initially refused permission by the state bar exam board to sit for the bar due to his previous ruse. Knoxnews has more