Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Shelby Cnty Commissioner indicted


The indictments allege Thompson extorted money from H&M and a minority partner company by saying he had the ability to control votes of Members of the Memphis City School Board in connection to awarding the contract.

H&M paid Thompson over $270,000 for help with landing a contract to build three city schools.

"By reason of his position as a Shelby County Commissioner, he had the capacity to control the votes of the members of the Memphis City Schools Board of Education," Kustoff said.