Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Indictment Includes Ware

Posted By on Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 3:29 PM

City Council member Barbara Swearengen Ware is mentioned several times in an indictment against eight Shelby County Clerk's Office employees for alleged bribery.

The Grand Jury indicted Janice Garrett, Millicent Rogers, Patricia Reid, Rita Jones, Anita Porter, Seprice Crews, Julia Marshall, and Darlene McKee.

"The Grand Jury indicted Garrett for three counts of bribery of a public servant. According to the indictment, Garrett allegedly accepted money from Angelica Tajedaugh on January 11, 2008, and January 15, 2008; and from Barbara Swearengen-Holt on April 29, 2008," reads a release from Shelby County District Attorney Bill Gibbons.

Before Ware's most-recent marriage, she was known as Swearengen Holt.

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In all, she is mentioned in three separate incidents. Ware has not been indicted, though Gibbons did note that "Bribery of a public servant is a serious charge, and before this ongoing investigation is complete, others could be indicted."

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