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Grand juries charge seven with election violations

Mayor Johnny DuPree

Mayor Johnny DuPree

HATTIESBURG — Twelfth Circuit Court District Attorney Patricia Burchell says Forrest County grand juries have charged seven people with misdemeanors in Hattiesburg’s two mayoral elections last year.

Burchell tells WDAM-TV that she cannot say who was indicted because the people have not been served with the indictments.

She said in a news release that she also cannot give any specifics about the charges.

Mayor Johnny DuPree won a fourth term after two elections against former City Councilman Dave Ware. The first was thrown out because of vote-counting problems. Many of Ware’s supporters alleged irregularities in the second, as well.

Burchell says grand juries sitting in January and July considered evidence in the two elections.


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