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Nearly 5,000 phone calls got Glasgow arrested; Parkman joins “dream team”

Court records reviewed by News 4 also confirm at least one other suspect has been indicted in that case, and is presumably eluding federal marshals.
Published: Jan. 7, 2022 at 11:10 AM CST
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WTVY) -Federal agents intercepted nearly 5,000 telephone calls during an investigation that led to the arrest of a Dothan evangelical leader on drug conspiracy charges.

That information is contained in a court filing by flamboyant attorney Jim Parkman, who is the newest member of Rev. Kenneth Glasgow’s legal “dream team”.

“(There are) some 4.626 intercepted recorded phone calls that (defense attorneys) need to review,” Parkman wrote in a motion that successfully requested a delay in Glasgow’s trial that had been scheduled in March.

Court records reviewed by News 4 also confirm at least one other suspect has been indicted in that case and is presumably eluding federal marshals.

As for Glasgow, he has pleaded not guilty and constructed a top-notch legal team.

Jim Parkman successfully defended former Healthsouth CEO Richard Scrushy, a case featured on Netflix series “Trial by Media”. He also got a not guilty verdict for Alabama State Senator Harri Anne Smith, charged with buying pro-gambling legislative votes and represented Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.

George Beck is a former U.S. Attorney, and 50 year legal tactician whose clients include a former Alabama governor.

Derek Yarbrough has been Glasgow’s attorney for many years and is among the longest practicing defense attorneys in Dothan.

Glasgow likely needs all those men.

The federal drug indictment he faces, filed in October, is the latest in a string of criminal allegations the brother of radio host and politician Reverend Al Sharpton has faced.

He has pending drug and evidence tampering charges in Houston County that stem from a run in with officers. During a traffic stop, Glasgow swallowed cocaine, per Dothan police.

In 2018, he was charged with capital murder in the death of a Dothan woman, shot by a person he befriended. Ultimately, Glasgow was cleared of that charge.

After previously serving 14 years in prison on drugs and robbery convictions, Glasgow founded The Ordinary People’s Society, a group that pushes several social justice initiatives.

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