Man indicted in Memphis on child exploitation charges
A federal grand jury returned a five count indictment charging David Tobe Keith, a 34 year old Muskogee, Oklahoma resident, with various violations of federal criminal law involving interstate travel for the purpose of engaging in sexual conduct with a minor, use of a computer for the purpose of attempting to persuade a minor to engage in sexual conduct, and interstate transportation of child pornography.
Maximum penalty for travel for the purpose of engaging in sexual conduct with a minor, not more than thirty years prison, $250,000 fine, or both. Maximum penalty for use of a computer for the purpose of attempting to persuade a minor to engage in sexual conduct, not less than five years, nor more than thirty years prison, $250,000 fine, or both. Maximum penalty for Transportation of child pornography, not less than 5 years not more than 20 years prison, $250,000 fine, or both.
More than $4
billion in Tennessee taxes filed online
More than $4 billion in tax was filed through the Tennessee Department of Revenue’s online sales and use tax filing service during its first three years of operation. Since the online service launched July 1, 2003, $4.1 billion in Tennessee sales and use tax has been remitted through e-filing options, reducing postage and processing costs to the state and providing a convenient option for taxpayers and practitioners. Nearly $534 million was filed during the first year of the service, and more than $1.4 billion was filed in the second year.
“The Department of Revenue strives to maximize operational efficiencies and provide convenient services to our customers,’” said Revenue Commissioner Loren L. Chumley.
The online sales and use tax filing option, as well as an online demonstration, can be accessed by visiting www.Tennessee.gov/revenue.
Tennessee Highway Patrol hiring
The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) announced today it is looking for men and women who are interested in careers in law enforcement. The THP is scheduled to begin its next two Trooper Cadet classes on January 28, 2007 and July 29, 2007 in Nashville. Each Trooper class will last a total of 18 weeks.
Individuals interested in applying for the position of State Trooper must be at least 21 years old, a U.S. citizen and have a high school diploma or equivalent. No applicants with felony convictions will be considered. If hired, individuals must obtain a valid Tennessee Driver License and are required to successfully complete a Level II background investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, which includes a credit check and polygraph test. Recruits must also pass a physical agility test, as well as psychological and medical examinations, including drug screening.
All applicants must apply either online at: www.tnanytime.org/tnjobs or in person.