Beyond that basic summary of recordings, which accompanied their entry into the court record, very little was attested to, other than the fact that former state senator Jeff Miller of Knoxville, a Republican who has not been charged, was among those legislators targeted. Another new wrinkle was the revelation that, to account for the second of two delays in pressing the legislation, undercover agent L.C. McNeil pretended to be trying to buy out fellow agent Joe Carson (Joe Carroll).
The delays were necessary, Burns testified, in order to keep the legislation from passing a fact which would have complicated and terminated the investigation.
Defense attorney Mike Scholl was scheduled to to cross-examine Burns when the afternoon session began.