Ala. prosecutor, attorney charged in bribery, extortion scheme

Montgomery, Al – - An assistant district attorney for Coosa
County and a Gadsden lawyer have been arrested on charges of
extortion and bribery in an alleged scheme to get a $5 million
payoff in return for keeping a man from being indicted in a 1995
murder case.
The state attorney general's office said Thursday authorities
arrested Frank Selman Teel of Sylacauga, an assistant district
attorney in Coosa County, and Gadsden attorney Frank Wayne Bailey,
after the two got a check for $1 million.
Jail officials said the two were arrested Wednesday night and
released Thursday afternoon on $10,000 bond each. There was no
immediate comment from their attorneys.
They allegedly tried to bribe and extort money from Carl Weaver,
who could face murder charges in the 1995 killing.