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Second Harrison County supervisor indicted for corruption

GULFPORT — A Harrison County supervisor who is facing federal indictment is now a fugitive.

Supervisor William Martin was scheduled be in federal court in Gulfport at 11 a.m. Thursday. When he did not appear, a federal magistrate issued a warrant for his arrest.

The federal indictment against Martin remains sealed.

Jim Davis, Martin’s attorney, says he didn’t know where Martin was but had told Martin to report for pre-trial processing at 8 a.m.

Officials with the Federal Pre-Trial Service Office say Martin never showed up.

Davis says Martin has been indicted for bribery and obstruction of justice.

Martin has served as a supervisor of the coast’s most populous county since 1999, representing a district almost entirely in Gulfport. Martin, a lawyer, is a former prosecutor.

 

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