Monday, September 26, 2011

Aggravated Perjury

A Tennessee attorney has been suspended as a result of a conviction of aggravated perjury. The charges were reported by midsouthnewz:

A sealed indictment, returned by the July Term of the Hardin County Circuit Court Grand Jury, was unsealed earlier this week resulting in the booking and release of local attorney James Powell.

According to sources in the Hardin County Sheriff's Office, Powell was served a felony capias summons and booked on Tuesday, July 20th at around 10 AM.

Officials in Hardin County Circuit Court stated that the indictment charges Powell with one count of aggravated perjury.

No stranger to making headlines Powell, in April of 2009, filed a lawsuit against County Mayor Kevin Davis, School Board President David Long, and Director of Schools John Thomas while serving as counsel to "Concerned Citizens of Hardin County". The lawsuit started a chain of events that eventually culminated in a county-wide vote to repeal or retain one cent of the county local option sales tax.

Calls to Powell's business, and related calls to Assistant District Attorney General Ed McDaniel have not been returned at the time of this report.

(Mike Frisch)

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