published Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Former Tennessee Attorney General Paul Summers to head Bebb probe

Paul Summers, a former Tennessee attorney general and judge, has been named to lead the investigation into allegations of misconduct in the 10th Judicial District.

Wally Kirby, executive director of the Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference, said he asked Summers on Monday to serve as attorney general pro tem after 10th Judicial District Attorney Steve Bebb requested one.

Bebb was responding to a six-day series in the Chattanooga Times Free Press alleging financial and professional misconduct by 10th District prosecutors; unchecked spending by the former chief of the district’s drug task force and questionable procedures that allowed motorists’ cars and cash to be seized without them being charged with drug crimes.

For complete details, see tomorrow’s Times Free press.

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