Turk’s lawyer cased up with gangstas

Slicksno.com - TurkThe lawyer for Tab “Turk” Virgil and a suspected gang leader were charged with several offenses after the men tried to influence some high profile cases including Turk’s, allege authorities.

Scott Crawford, lawyer for Virgil, was charged with conspiracy, bribery, possession of crack cocaine, possession of an illegal handgun, and obstruction of justice.

Facing the same charges is suspected Gangster Disciples leader Jeffery Holliday.

According to an affidavit Crawford, who has served as a special judge in General Sessions Court, used gang members as part of his security detail for years.

Both Crawford and Holliday are charged with attempting to bribe Memphis police Lt. Jeff Clark to keep Virgil from being indicted by a state grand jury on attempted murder charges.

The two approached officer Clark last month which prompted him to begin a sting operation.

During the sting operation, Crawford and Holliday allegedly gave the officer almost a half-ounce of crack and a 9MM handgun with the serial number scratched off in an attempting to set-up a rival gang member. This was in addition to the Virgil case.

Virgil was charged with attempted murder in January, after officers raiding a Memphis apartment were greeted by a barrage of gunfire.

Two officers wer shot during the raid.

Virgil has denied that he shot either of the officers.

“I’ve never shot a police [officer], I’ve never owned a gun, I’ve never seen a gun,” Virgil said.