Witnesses testify before grand jury for possible 'bribery,' fraud case against Jeremy Durham

Witnesses testify before grand jury for possible 'bribery,' fraud case against Jeremy Durham

December 15th, 2016 by Associated Press in Politics State

Federal prosecutors have subpoenaed witnesses to testify before a grand jury as investigators pursue possible charges of "bribery, mail fraud and wire fraud" against former state lawmaker Jeremy Durham.

Two witnesses told The Tennessean they appeared Wednesday before the grand jury, a clear sign the U.S. attorney is pursuing an indictment against Durham.

A copy of a subpoena obtained by The Tennessean reveals the scope of the investigation. A Tennessean analysis in November detailed recent cases nationwide in which federal prosecutors indicted state lawmakers on federal mail or wire fraud charges connected to improper use of campaign funds.

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