United States: Former Washington County, Tenn. assistant district attorney accused of extortion, soliciting bribe

A former assistant district attorney is facing extortion and bribery charges, according to court documents filed in U.S. District Court in Greeneville.

A grand jury has indicted Erin Doughtery McArdle, a former assistant district attorney in Tennessee’s First Judicial District, and Tommy Tylee Henry on charges of conspiracy to commit extortion, extortion under color of official right, and solicitation of a bribe.

According to court documents, McArdle prosecuted criminal cases in Washington County Criminal Court and lived with Henry in Sullivan County.

The indictment accuses the duo of using McArdle’s then-position as a prosecutor to extort individuals being prosecuted in Washington County.

This article has been summarised, the full original article can be found at wjhl.com

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