Magistrate to Rule on Hodge Working as Jailer

Brian Keith Hodge Indictment Vote Buying and Conspiracy Monroe County TN Sheriff Jailer
Tuesday Hearing Latest Wrinkle in Vote-Buying Case Accused vote buyer Brian Hodge appeared in federal district court in a bond hearing on Tuesday, asking a judge to rule whether he can serve as a jailer at the Monroe County Jail and work with the present chief deputy, Randy White, for whom he allegedly bought votes […]
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Vote-Buying Conspiracy Trial Reset

Brian Keith Hodge Indictment Vote Buying and Conspiracy Monroe County TN
Hodge Moves from April to October The 14-count vote buying conspiracy trial of Brian Keith “Wormy” Hodge of Vonore was rescheduled in a pre-trial conference on Friday, United States Magistrate Judge Clifford Shirley ordering the April 24 jury trial date reset and extended to Tuesday, October 17. Shirley granted a motion by Hodge’s attorney Michael […]
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Feds Seeking “Superseding Indictment” Against Hodge

Brian Keith Hodge Indictment Vote Buying and Conspiracy Monroe County TN
Prosecutors Asking Grand Jury for Additional Counts of Election Fraud One of two Monroe County residents federally indicted in February in an election fraud conspiracy investigation involving vote buying in the county’s 2014 election has been scheduled for grand jury study and consideration today, Thursday, with more indictments expected to be issued. According to a […]
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Hawkins Agrees to Plea to Vote Buying Conspiracy

Hodge Hawkins Agrees to Plea Vote Buying Monroe County TN
Punishment Includes Up to Five Years Prison, $250K Fine One of two Monroe County residents who have been charged with vote buying and conspiracy in the federal election of 2014 has entered a plea agreement in federal court in Knoxville. According to paperwork filed in the United States Eastern District Court on Monday, Betty Jane Best, also known as Betty Hawkins, will formally plea on Tuesday, April 11, […]
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Hodge, Hawkins Indicted for Vote Buying and Conspiracy

Brian Keith Hodge Betty Jane Best Hawkins Monroe County TN Vote Buying Investigation
Feds Unseal Grand Jury Indictment The sealed federal indictment against Brian “Wormy” Hodge and Betty Hawkins that was brought by a grand jury in Knoxville and filed in the United States Eastern District Court of Tennessee on February 7 was unsealed on Monday. It charges both defendants with one count of conspiracy to buy votes and 13 counts of vote buying.  Count One […]
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