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Ex-supervisor appealing Katrina bribery conviction

GREENE COUNTY — Former Greene County Supervisor Earnest Holder has appealed his federal conviction on multiple counts related to an alleged bribery scheme involving Hurricane Katrina debris removal contracts.

The 70-year-old Holder filed his appeal without an attorney, and must now hire one or choose to represent himself.

The Hattiesburg American reports Holder will take his case to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. He was convicted in April in U.S. District Court in Hattiesburg of bribery, conspiracy to commit bribery, tax evasion and perjury.

The former supervisor was found guilty of conspiring with debris removal contractor Thomas Landon in a scheme that yielded $1 in illegal kickbacks for each cubic yard of debris the contractor removed from Holder’s district following the Aug. 29, 2005, hurricane.

Source: Hattiesburg American


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  1. Holder WAS one of the Greene Co. ‘good olde boyes’ He now is complaining he got caught.
    One of the BOYS that got caught got a slp on the hand. If you play the gane of ‘Kick backs” you ahave to pay the price. This is the 21 century. Greene County still lives in the 19th century. Politicly the next four years will be interesting. We will have a Sheriff who still thinks its 1950. The newly elected board of supervisors all ‘good olde boys’ will bury Greene Co. back to the 50’s or 60’s. Sorry I retired here.

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