Thursday, August 30, 2007

August 30, 2007 (Former) Sen. Ward Crutchfield Loses Law License

78-year old (former) Tennessee State Senator Ward Crutchfield of Chattanooga has been disbarred by the Tennessee Supreme Court as a result of his guilty plea in the FBI Tennessee Waltz sting operation.

Crutchfield served in the Tennessee General Assembly for 31 years before being caught on tape taking a bribe to help a fictitious company (E-cycle) set up operations in Tennessee.

Crutchfield vigorously proclaimed his innocence and continued to serve in the Tennessee Senate for nearly two years after he was charged.

On the eve of his July 16 trial date, he agreed to a plea deal with the prosecutors.

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