Cothren seeks to make secret legal filing in Phoenix Solutions case

Cade Cothren, speaking on phone, attends a meeting with lawmakers and fellow staffers on the balcony ouside the House chamber on April 29, 2019. (Erik Schelzig, Tenenssee Journal)

Cade Cothren, a former top legislative aide charged with participating in an alleged bribery and kickback scheme, is asking the judge to make a legal filing under seal and out of the view of other parties in the case.

Cothren’s codefendant is his onetime boss, former House Speaker Glen Casada (R-Franklin). Former Rep. Robin Smith (R-Hixson) pleaded guilty last year to participating in a scheme with Casada and Cothren to promote a political vendor called Phoenix Solutions to GOP lawmakers.

Here is Cothren’s filing:


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