TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jul 20, 2018

Former Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold, who pleaded guilty to wire fraud, honest services fraud and extortion last year, is now seeking a pardon from President Donald Trump, The Tennessean reports. His letter to the president claims he is a "political prisoner" who "wholeheartedly believe(s) that we were following the law and did nothing illegal." Arnold was convicted of profiting off of inmates through the sale of e-cigarettes in the Rutherford County Jail.