(WVLT) - A woman is claiming to be part of a plot to snag the mayor of Memphis in a sex scandal.
Gwendolyn Smith says she was recruited by political enemies of Mayor Willie Herenton to seduce him and videotape their sexual encounter.
Smith contends she was offered $150,000 dollars to take part in the sex-scandal plot by Richard Fields, a well-known Memphis lawyer.
Fields denied the allegation and described Smith as a drug abuser and scam artist.
Mayor Herenton says it's part of a conspiracy to undermine his bid for re-election.
Unrelated to this case, smith was arrested today in memphis in charges of smoking marijuana while on probation.