TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Nov 16, 2017
Convicted former Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office administration chief Joe Russell was sentenced today to 15 months in prison for his role in the JailCigs case, the Daily News Journal reports. Judge Marvin Aspen said Russell must surrender himself to U.S. Marshals at 10 a.m. on Jan. 22. Russell pleaded guilty of wire fraud, honest services fraud and extortion after getting caught illegally selling electronic cigarettes to inmates at the Rutherford County Jail.