Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Taylor Pleads Not Guilty
FORMER HAWKINS COUNTY GENERAL SESSIONS JUDGE JAMES "JAY" TAYLOR HAS PLEADED NOT GUILTY IN NASHVILLE TO 41 COUNTS OF THEFT OF PROPERTY. BOND FOR THE 41-YEAR-OLD TAYLOR WAS REDUCED TO $100,000 FROM $175,000 BY CRIMINAL COURT JUDGE CHERYL BLACKBURN. HE REMAINED IN JAIL WEDNESDAY AFTER THE HEARING. HE IS ACCUSED OF FILING NUMEROUS FALSE CLAIMS WITH THE NASHVILLE-BASED ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE COURTS REQUESTING PAYMENT FOR SERVICES AS LEGAL COUNSEL IN CASES WHERE HE DID NOT PERFORM LEGAL WORK. TAYLOR IS BOTH AN ATTORNEY AND FORMER GENERAL SESSIONS AND JUVENILE JUDGE. INVESTIGATORS SAID THE FALSE CLAIMS WERE SUBMITTED BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 2010 AND JULY 2011. MOST OF THE AMOUNTS WERE BETWEEN $500 AND $1,000. TAYLOR FACES 12 SIMILAR CHARGES IN HAWKINS COUNTY. HE RESIGNED AS JUDGE IN APRIL. (BG)

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

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  • Attempted Murder Trial in Russell County Moved to April
  • Juvenile Arrested in Rash of Tire Slashings in Gray Community
  • Chafin is Co-Patron of Bills to Help People Get Jobs and Freeze College Costs
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  • Young Greeneville Man Dies in Early Morning Crash
  • Two Charged in Bristol, VA Meth Bust
  • Bristol Woman Charged with Illicit Sales of Narcotic Pain Killer
  • Goodson Kinderhook Fire Department Reported in Dire Financial Need
  • Distributing Crack Cocaine in Johnson City Nets a Man 10 Years in Prison
  • Construction Biz Owner Helping Commonwealth in Cumberland Plateau Scandal Case
  • Johnson City Man Goes to Prison for Cooking and Distributing Meth
  • McDonnell to Remain Free as He Appeals Corruption Prison Sentence
  • Man Sentenced to Five Years in Federal Prison for Running "Crack House" in Kingsport
  • Rate Going Way Up for Bristol, Virginia Cable TV Subscribers
  • Man Accused of Stealing Medical Donation Jar Now Faces Car Theft
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