TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Katharine Heriges on May 4, 2017
Former Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold was sentenced today to nearly four years behind bars for illegally selling e-cigarettes to inmates, the Tennessean reports. Arnold, his uncle John Vanderveer, and former sheriff's administration chief Joe Russell, were indicted in May 2016 for illegally profiting off inmates through their JailCigs business. Vanderveer and Russell will be sentenced in September. "Public corruption is a very serious offense," U.S. Judge Marvin Aspen said, adding that such crimes are even worse when involving law enforcement.