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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Brantley plea
On Wednesday, James Brantley, 61, of Bean Station, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Ronnie Greer, to tax fraud, wire fraud, and employment of unauthorized illegal aliens. Brantley is the owner of Southeastern Provision, a slaughterhouse and meatpacking plant located in Bean Station. Brantley faces a maximum of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. He agreed to pay restitution to the United States government in the total amount of $1,424,000. Beginning in 1988 and continuing through April, Brantley hired unauthorized aliens to work as employees at Southeastern Provision. The unauthorized aliens to reduce his tax obligations, unemployment insurance premiums, unemployment tax obligations, and workers’ compensation insurance premiums. In April a federal search warrant was executed at Southeastern Provision, during which agents discovered at least 104 unauthorized aliens employed there, the largest ICE raid in US history.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

  • Consolidated Cocke County social services
  • Cocke County home destroyed by fire
  • Haney conviction upheld
  • Deer monitoring
  • Stargazing at Cades Cove
  • Lamotte murder

    Wednesday, November 14, 2018

  • Senior Citizens Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Newport City Council
  • Cocke County Finance Committee
  • Amazon coming to Nashville
  • Lee to review open records

    Monday, November 12, 2018

  • Classical concert
  • Sanderlin/Toby pursuit and arrest
  • Empower planning a tiny home community
  • Allison died of smoke inhalation
  • Byrd charged in Sunday stabbing
  • Commodity distribution
  • Gas prices

    Sunday, November 11, 2018

  • Allison fire death
  • Office on Aging Thanksgiving

    Friday, November 09, 2018

  • Cocke County School Board meets
  • Inmates Warren and Mantooth face charges
  • KCCB electronics recycling
  • After Thanksgiving hikes
  • Small/Johnson indicted federally

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