|Published: 8:55 AM, 06/12/2013
||Last updated: 8:56 AM, 06/12/2013
Author: Michael Thomason
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
Two Monroe County men pleaded guilty to
a bribing voter charges in Monroe County Criminal Court Monday, but
if they stay out of trouble, the conviction will be removed from
their records in two years.
Chuck Hunt, Gamble Gap Road, Tellico
Plains, and Norman Lee Nichols, Sleepy Valley Road, Madisonville,
were charged with a combined 14 counts of bribing voters in the 2011
Tellico election, but those counts will be dismissed if Judge Walter
Kurtz's orders are followed.
The two were indicted in February 2012
by the Monroe County Grand Jury, which found that on or between Aug.
1 and Sept. 1, 2011, Hunt and Nichols "unlawfully and knowingly" engaged in contacting voters, acting together to deliver cash and
collect ballots and caused those corrupt ballots to be cast in the
Tellico Plains Mayoral Election in September 2011.
See full story in the Wednesday, June 12, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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