August 29, 2006
House Candidate Accuses Incumbent of Fraud
I guess we'll have to wait until Thursday to find out more, but here's the press release as received from District 58 candidate Jim Boyd:
Tueaday [sic], Nashville (Tn) – Jim Boyd announced a press conference today where he will make available new evidence that Tennessee State Representative Mary Pruitt illegally laundered and pocketed PAC and special interest money.
“Representative Pruitt deliberately set out to defraud the public” Boyd stated. “I have proof that she set up a sham company. Through this sham company, she was able to launder thousands and thousands of dollars in campaign contributions.”
Boyd plans to hold the press conference on Thursday, August 31 at 11:30 AM in the open street, on Charlotte Avenue between the Tennessee State Capitol building and War Memorial Plaza. There he plans to make the evidence he found available to the media and the general public. “Representative Pruitt’s criminal actions are just part-and-parcel of the old ‘business as usual’ attitude here on Capitol Hill. An attitude that, thanks to the FBI, the media and the Internet is quickly being blown away. We will one day have a clean legislature in Tennessee.”
Boyd has already made the evidence he discovered available to the FBI and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. “What Representative Pruitt conducted was fraud, plain and simple” Boyd said. I’m sure the authorities would be very interested to look into that.”
Boyd is running against Representative Mary Pruitt for the Tennessee State House 58th District seat.
This is Boyd’s first run for an elected office. He is a member of many civic and community organizations including the Reserve Officers’ Association, the National Rifle Association and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
The 58th Tennessee State House district covers downtown Nashville, Berry Hill, and the South and East sides of Metropolitan Nashville.
For more information, visit Jim Boyd’s campaign site at cooljim.com.
State House Elections | By joe lance | 09:28 AM