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Former AG Summers Named Senior Judge

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former state Attorney General Paul Summers has been appointed to a four-year term as a senior judge beginning on Jan. 1.
Summers is currently a partner at the Waller law firm in Nashville.
According to a news release from the firm, prior to his nearly eight years as attorney general, Summers spent eight years on the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals. Before that, he was district attorney general for the 25th Judicial District in West Tennessee.
Summers has 33 years of commissioned military service as a judge advocate general officer, retiring with the rank of colonel in the U.S. Army. Summers received the National Guard Distinguished Service Medal from Gov. Phil Bredesen and the Legion of Merit from President George W. Bush.

Former AG Summers to Lead Investigation in 10th Judicial District

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.