Nashville attorney Ed Yarbrough nominated for U.S. attorney

Nashville, Tenn. (AP) -- President Bush has nominated Nashville attorney Ed Yarbrough to become US attorney for Middle Tennessee.

Yarbrough's nomination must be confirmed by the US Senate.

Former US Attorney Jim Vines resigned in September and returned to the private sector.

Yarbrough is a long-time defense attorney who has represented former state Senator John Ford of Memphis.

Ford is facing corruption charges stemming from consulting deals he had with a state contractor.

Yarbrough has also represented country music star George Jones and the family of Tammy Wynette.

He is currently representing Williamson County Sheriff Ricky Headley on charges of obtaining prescription drugs illegally.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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