KNOXVILLE — It will be a while before two former deputy clerks from Sevier County see their day in court, after they both asked for a continuance in federal proceedings against them so they can review evidence including some that came from wiretaps.
Brandy Thornton and Roberta Lynn Webb-Allen are both facing charges of interference with commerce in federal court.
They are accused of taking cash and gifts in return for providing clean registration on cars that had been stolen in other states and brought to Sevier County.
Sevier County Clerk Karen Cotter dismissed both of them from their positions as deputy clerks after their arrests earlier this year.
Court documents indicate both women asked for the trial to be postponed while they review the prosecution’s evidence against them.
Webb-Allen’s defense team received the initial set of documents Oct. 14, according to court records.
“Supplemental discovering containing a significant number of wiretaps (was received) on Oct. 25,” attorney Greg Isaacs said.
“Additionally, the United States has noted that some evidence may still be forthcoming.”
Magistrate Judge Debra Poplin noted the prosecution had not offered any objection to rescheduling the trial, moving it from December to May 3.
The two are also facing charges in Sevier County Circuit Court.
Thornton is charged in multiple indictments with forgery, criminal simulation, three counts of bribery, six counts of official misconduct, and two counts of tampering with records.
Webb-Allen is charged with four counts of tampering with records and two counts each of forgery, criminal simulation, and official misconduct.
Their next appearance there is currently set for next February.
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