By Marty Trese, KnoxPages.com Editor
MOUNT VERNON - The former head of the MVPD Detective Division was scheduled for an appearance in U.S. District Court in Columbus Friday morning. That hearing did not happen, due to the judge being ill. The case is now set for Friday, March 4 before Judge Algenon Marbley.
On October 1, 2015 Matt Dailey, 44, was arrested by the FBI on a criminal complaint which alleged Dailey used his position with the MVPD to extort others, traffic in narcotics, and use a firearm while committing drug trafficking crimes.
In an agreement made public last December, Dailey pleaded guilty to the extortion, under color of official rights charge. Such a charge is known as the Hobbs Act. A public official commits extortion under the color of rights when he obtains a payment to which he is not entitled knowing that it was made in exchange for official acts.
Dailey could face 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.