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

Number 28566
Subject Corruption
Source Commercial Appeal (Memphis
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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