TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jun 7, 2017
Assistant U.S. Attorney Bart Slabbekorn this week secured a new indictment from a federal grand jury against Brian “Wormy” Hodge, a reserve deputy with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office who is charged with buying votes for Randy White’s successful 2014 campaign for sheriff, the Knoxville News Sentinel reports. Initially indicted in February, Hodge now faces new charges of witness tampering and comes after current Monroe County Sheriff Tommy Jones attempted to put Hodge on his payroll despite the pending indictment. Jones, who worked on White’s campaign, got his job as sheriff when a judge ruled White wasn’t qualified to hold the position. White now works as Jones’ chief deputy.