FBI agent told Ringgold officer about affair
(CHATTANOOGA TIMES FREE PRESS) - Before FBI Special Agent Ken Hillman and dozens of his criminal cases came under state and federal scrutiny, the agent called another officer and confessed his tumultuous, romantic relationship with a millionaire's wife.
"Look, I'm going to tell you what's going on," former Ringgold Police Sgt. Tom Evans remembers Hillman saying.
Hillman told Evans that a complaint had been made to the FBI of him sleeping with Angela Russell, estranged wife of local businessman Emerson Russell. Hillman then admitted he let Russell ride along on undercover operations at least twice and put the handcuffs on potential suspects, breaking multiple FBI policies.
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