Thursday, August 30, 2007
Attorney general announces more arrests in Benton County
Attorney General Jim Hood on Friday confirmed four more arrests in the Benton County voter fraud case.
“These vote buyers are corrupting the democratic process and are an embarrassment to the people of my home area,” said Attorney General Jim Hood. “The voters of Benton County deserve fair elections and that is what we intend to give them.”
Arrested Friday were:
All of those arrested were taken to the Tippah County Jail.
Tate King is identified as the sitting supervisor, 1st District, Benton County.
“It is most disheartening when elected officials betray public trust,” said Attorney General Hood. “We intend to seek a speedy resolution to these cases.”
Friday’s arrests brings to 13 the total number arrested in this investigation.
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