Tennessee Councilman & Wife Indicted For Perjury, Voter Registration Fraud
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Tenn. – An investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment and arrest of a former Clarksville City Councilman and his wife, on charges of fraud and perjury.
On March 3rd, at the request of 19th District Attorney General John Carney, TBI agents began investigating allegations that then-City of Clarksville Councilman Richard Garrett had violated election laws. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information that indicated Garrett and his wife Laquvia Garrett were responsible for perjury and voter registration fraud.
On August 3rd, the Montgomery County Grand Jury returned indictments charging Richard Jeremiah Garrett with one count of perjury and two counts of voter registration fraud, and Laquvia Shieka Garrett with one count of perjury and one count of voter registration fraud.
“To go after my spouse and have law enforcement traumatize my kids while we were at work really showed their true colors,” Garrett told The Leaf-Chronicle. “Prayerfully, change will come to the way the powers that be pick and choose who they want to try to use the law and target.” More here.
Richard and Laquvia Garrett were booked into the Montgomery County Jail Friday afternoon, with bonds set at $8,000 and $6,500, respectively.
No further details were released.
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