MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Shelby County General Sessions Clerk Otis Jackson has lost a bid to lift his suspension while he challenges charges of felony misconduct.
Chancellor Kenny Armstrong said on Thursday after an hour-long hearing that state law allows for a clerk's suspension without a hearing following an indictment, according to The Commercial Appeal.
Jackson's attorney, Jay Bailey, says he doesn't plan to appeal the decision.
Jackson, a Democrat elected in 2008, was indicted last month on four misconduct charges. Prosecutors maintain Jackson coerced employees of the clerk's office into contributing to his 2010 re-election campaign.
He will continue to receive his $106,000 annual salary while on suspension.
Jackson is free on bond.
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