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Graham gets suspended sentence for misusing city funds

VICKSBURG — State Auditor Stacey Pickering announced that Barry Graham, former director of Vicksburg’s TV23, pled guilty to embezzling $21,714.

Graham purchased a laptop computer, camera, digital picture frames and various pieces of musical equipment for personal use and paid for the items with the City of Vicksburg funds.

Graham was sentenced to 10 years, suspended, with five years probation. He was ordered restitution in the amount of $29,059.87. This includes the loss to the City of Vicksburg plus interest and investigative costs.

Several of the items were turned over to special agents of the State Auditor’s Office by Graham’s wife.

The investigation began in Sept. 2009. Graham, 56, worked for the City of Vicksburg from March 1, 2004, and was placed on administrative leave Oct. 27, 2009. He was terminated in July 2010 by the City of Vicksburg.

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