MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A former auto title clerk in Memphis is scheduled to begin serving an eight-year bribery sentence.
At a hearing on Monday in Shelby County Criminal Court, Jacqueline Denson repeatedly told the judge she had done nothing wrong in accepting what she called "tips" and presented papers in which she said she was being "railroaded," according to The Commercial Appeal.
Denson pleaded guilty in July to six counts of bribery. She was accused of taking $5 to $40 dollars in the instances.
A two-year investigation has resulted in bribery or official misconduct charges against 16 people in the Shelby County Clerk's office. Former City Council member Barbara Swearengen Ware is among the defendants.
Denson was ordered to begin serving her sentence on Tuesday.
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