Former AG Paul Summers to head probe

CLEVELAND, Tenn. (AP) -- A former Tennessee attorney general will lead an investigation into the office of the 10th Judicial District state prosecutor.

The Cleveland Daily Banner reported Paul Summers was appointed to look into the office of District Attorney General Steve Bebb.

District Attorney Conference Executive Director Wally Kirby told the Banner on Tuesday that Summers' reputation is beyond reproach.

Bebb said he asked for an investigation into everyone in the office, including himself.

The Office of the State Comptroller will assist in the investigation as will the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

An investigation by the Chattanooga Times Free Press concluded that important cases in the 10th Judicial District were botched through ineptness or misconduct, that taxpayer money was misused and that the office played favorites during criminal prosecutions.

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