Man sentenced for voter fraud
ASHLAND — A 45-year-old New Albany man will serve two years in prison for conspiracy to commit voter fraud.
Larry Massey was sentenced to five years in Benton County Circuit Court April 20, but had three years suspended. He will also serve two years on probation.
Attorney General Jim Hood says Massey had entered into a plea deal in return for testifying against his co-defendants, but then changed his testimony while on the stand. A grand jury indicted him in March on two counts of perjury.
He had pleaded guilty in 2008 to his role in an alleged vote-buying scheme. He was among 16 people arrested in the case involving 2007 elections.
So far, two defendants have been convicted by a jury and sentenced. Seven others have pleaded guilty, but are awaiting sentencing. The remaining seven are awaiting trial.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
One Response to “Man sentenced for voter fraud”
Top Posts & Pages
- ANITA MODAK-TRURAN — Mississippi’s motion picture renaissance
- Jackson’s Landmark Center slated for mixed-use conversion
- WRESTLING SUCCESS — Ted DiBiase Jr. leaves ring to become entrepreneur
- Race to the pump: Feds appear ready to beat state on new gas taxes
- Senate transportation chair seeks emergency money for roads, bridges
- State's ventures into alt-fuel markets net few jobs
- Challenging times ahead for Pearl’s manufactured home residents, apartment complex owners
- Nehi Bottling Company has been a Cleveland fixture for 85 years
- Irby commits suicide after wife's prison release