Willis took the witness stand shortly before the lunch break and is expected to continue testifying this afternoon and possibly next week. Willis posed as a lobbyist for the FBIs sham computer recycling company, E-Cycle Management. Jurors have seen him in several hours of videotapes prior to his court appearance Friday.
Wearing a pin-striped gray suit, Willis took the stand and said his background included two criminal convictions plus stints working as a political consultant for Bill Clinton, Al Gore, and several Tennessee and Memphis politicians.
A previous witness, Barry Myers, testified that Willis gave him money which he passed along to Dixon. In one tape shown earlier this week, Willis puts money on a table and Dixon takes a stack of ten $100 bills before leaving Williss home.