Memphis councilman Berlin Boyd’s business relationships entangled in FedEx Logistics move

Number 28566
Subject Corruption
Source Commercial Appeal (Memphis
State
Year 2019
Publication Date March 15, 2019
Summary If you thought a person couldn’t be on more than two sides of a deal, our investigation will encourage you to think again. In a city that serves as the global headquarters to FedEx, the logistics giant looms large over civic life. But while there’s long been precedent of a rotating door between the company and the Chamber of Commerce and City Council, our investigation revealed new heights of dueling loyalties in the form of a local legislator, Berlin Boyd.
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Keywords corruption, politics, Memphis, FedEx, land deal, conflict of interest, city council, Berlin Boyd
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