The News4 I-Team has received the first-ever “Fourth Estate Award” from the Tennessee Bar Association for our series of reports on former Judge Casey Moreland.

Moreland, who was a Davidson County General Sessions Judge, is now awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to federal charges.

The I-Team exposed Moreland’s attempts to bribe his former lover and embezzle government money.

The voting was unanimous. Judges said the I-Team’s work is a great example of courage in journalism.

To read the series of stories, click here.

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