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Capitol Hill Corruption: Roscoe Dixon Convicted [Tennessee]
newschannel5.com ^ | 6/8/2006 | AP

Posted on 06/08/2006 1:12:46 PM PDT by OrangeDaisy

Seven people, including five current or former state lawmakers, were busted as part of an FBI/TBI public corruption sting. The two-year undercover investigation was named “Operation Tennessee Waltz.”

Capitol Hill Corruption: Roscoe Dixon Convicted Posted: 6/8/2006 2:01:00 PM Updated: 6/8/2006 2:34:44 PM

A federal jury in Memphis convicted former state Senator Roscoe Dixon Thursday afternoon of extortion for taking payoffs in the Tennessee Waltz corruption investigation.

The Democratic former legislator had been charged with seeking and accepting payoffs from E-Cycle Management, a fake FBI company that offered bribes to state and local officials across Tennessee.

He was charged with taking $9,500 in bribes to help E-Cycle with what he thought was getting state law changed so the company could buy and recycle used government computers.

Dixon wasn't immediately available for comment.

The jury deliberated the case over two days, returning the verdict at midafternoon Thursday.

Dixon is one of five current or former state legislators charged it the Tennessee Waltz case that rocked the Legislature a year ago. His case was the first to go to trial.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


TOPICS: US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: corruption; cultureofcorruption; democrat; dixon; ratcrime; roscoedixon; tennessee; tennesseewaltz; tnwaltz; waltz

1 posted on 06/08/2006 1:12:50 PM PDT by OrangeDaisy
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To: OrangeDaisy

Hmmm...What's his party affiliation?


2 posted on 06/08/2006 1:14:25 PM PDT by frogjerk (LIBERALISM: The perpetual insulting of common sense.)
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To: frogjerk

D


3 posted on 06/08/2006 1:14:58 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: frogjerk

(RAT-TN)


4 posted on 06/08/2006 1:16:30 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Conservatism is moderate, it is the center, it is the middle of the road)
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To: OrangeDaisy

Next up is smarmey William Jefferson. He shouldn't be able to hide behind the color of his skin.


5 posted on 06/08/2006 1:17:57 PM PDT by lilylangtree
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To: eyedigress
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I'm truly shocked his party affiliation wasn't mentioned...-sarc

6 posted on 06/08/2006 1:18:06 PM PDT by frogjerk (LIBERALISM: The perpetual insulting of common sense.)
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To: All

Story Timeline

http://www.newschannel5.com/content/capitol_hill_corruption/


7 posted on 06/08/2006 1:20:09 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: oyez

Yeehaaa! Is this what you were talking about on the other thread?


8 posted on 06/08/2006 1:20:31 PM PDT by HeadOn (Life is hard. It's harder if you're stupid.)
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To: frogjerk
I was wondering the same thing.

You know the Republicans are the "party of corruption" so he couldn't be a Democrat, could he? /sar
9 posted on 06/08/2006 1:20:33 PM PDT by Talking_Mouse (Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just... Thomas Jefferson)
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To: frogjerk

Lamestream media rule number one: If he's doing something wrong and his party isn't listed you can bet he's a Democrat.


10 posted on 06/08/2006 1:21:45 PM PDT by hometoroost (TSA = Thousands Standing Around)
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To: frogjerk

Fourth line in the story.


11 posted on 06/08/2006 1:22:02 PM PDT by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: OrangeDaisy

I know that his name is spelled "Dixon", but isn't it pronounced "dixondemocrattennessee"?


12 posted on 06/08/2006 1:22:33 PM PDT by Redcloak (Speak softly and wear a loud shirt.)
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To: frogjerk

I believe Rep Chris Newton(R) pled guilty and is already serving in Atlanta. Dixon tried to play the race card and said a few white guys were sprinkled in to make the bust look good. The FBI wasn't impressed.


13 posted on 06/08/2006 1:22:39 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: OrangeDaisy; GailA; mariabush; Tees Mom

Lookie, Lookie


14 posted on 06/08/2006 1:23:39 PM PDT by SmithL (I voted)
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To: OrangeDaisy

That pesky "Culture of Corruption" flypaper seems to be snaring lots of Democrats these days.


15 posted on 06/08/2006 1:27:32 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Memo to GOP: Don't ask me for any more money until you secure our Southern border.)
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To: frogjerk

THE Republican caught in the Tennessee Waltz was Chris Newton. He admitted his guilt, pleaded guilty without having a deal, and is serving time for his crime.

Every other politician caught in the Waltz is busy blaming everyone but themselves.


16 posted on 06/08/2006 1:28:42 PM PDT by SmithL (I voted)
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To: frogjerk
"I'm truly shocked his party affiliation wasn't mentioned...-sarc "

"The Democratic former legislator"...

17 posted on 06/08/2006 1:29:12 PM PDT by sinclair (With all due respect, Allah sucks.)
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To: OrangeDaisy
Den of thieves.
18 posted on 06/08/2006 1:45:34 PM PDT by Chuck54 (Don't argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the difference.)
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To: OrangeDaisy

Can't WAIT to see this story TOMORROW on the front page, above the fold, of the NYSLIMES...


19 posted on 06/08/2006 1:56:07 PM PDT by Eagles Talon IV
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To: HeadOn
Yes sir. It is good news, but I don't think we will ever put an end to criminal enterprise called the Tennessee Democratic Party.
20 posted on 06/08/2006 2:03:49 PM PDT by oyez (Appeasement is insanity)
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To: oyez

You're right, I'm afraid... (Ricky Peete)


21 posted on 06/08/2006 2:22:33 PM PDT by HeadOn (Life is hard. It's harder if you're stupid.)
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To: HeadOn
Ricky Peete

That was the first thing my wife said after she told me the news.

22 posted on 06/08/2006 2:28:49 PM PDT by oyez (Appeasement is insanity)
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To: edcoil
Fourth line in the story.

Oops, I missed it. But check out the way it was phrased, kinda strange...

23 posted on 06/08/2006 3:26:02 PM PDT by frogjerk (LIBERALISM: The perpetual insulting of common sense.)
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To: OrangeDaisy
The Democratic former legislator... The Democrat former legislator... Pet peeve of mine They are all Democratic Some are Republician Some are Democrat
24 posted on 06/08/2006 3:30:39 PM PDT by calljack (Sometimes your worst nightmare is just a start.)
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To: SmithL

Thank you. We have been out of town and just got back. What great news.


25 posted on 06/11/2006 7:09:39 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek ("Over there, over there, We won't be back 'til it's over Over there.")
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