By Brian Lazenby
Former Hamilton County Commissioner William Cotton is scheduled this week to become the second Tennessee Waltz defendant to begin serving prison time on federal extortion charges.
Mr. Cotton, 58, is scheduled to report Monday to Edgefield Federal Correctional Institution in Edgefield, S.C., where he will serve three years.
A federal jury in February convicted Mr. Cotton of conspiracy to commit extortion and attempt to commit extortion for taking $4,500 in bribes to support a resolution in the County Commission beneficial to an undercover FBI company, E-Cycle Management.
Efforts to reach Mr. Cotton last week were unsuccessful.
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