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Bishop gets probation, fine

JACKSON — A Brandon woman has admitted her guilt in hindering the prosecution of a Jackson crematorium owner, also identified as her boyfriend, announced Attorney General Jim Hood. 

Angela Darlene Bishop, 46, appeared before Judge Breland Hilburn in Hinds County Circuit Court Sept. 15 and entered a plea of guilty to one count hindering prosecution in the case involving Mark Seepe, a Jackson crematorium owner who pled guilty earlier this year to misusing business funds. 

Judge Hilburn sentenced Bishop to one-year probation and a $500 fine to be paid to the Attorney General’s Crime Victim Compensation Fund. The case will be non-adjudicated after one year if Bishop completes all of the adjudication requirements.

Both Bishop and Seepe were arrested at the Red Roof Inn April 17 by investigators with the Public Integrity Division of the Attorney General’s Office. The arrest was a second for Seepe after he failed to show for a court appearance on charges that he either converted or embezzled funds that by law were to be placed in trust for benefit of customers who pre-paid for services.

Bishop was arrested for trying to prevent the arrest of Seepe. Seepe has since pled guilty to the charges and is behind bars serving a 10-year sentence in the case.

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