Supervisor on trial for Katrina-related charges
by Associated Press
Published: August 18,2010
HATTIESBURG — A Greene County supervisor is on trial in federal court in Hattiesburg for a Hurricane Katrina fraud case.
The Hattiesburg American reports that Earnest Holder was indicted in October on charges of bribery, perjury, tax fraud and conspiracy connected with the hiring of contractors for debris removal after Hurricane Katrina.
Prosecutors say Holder conspired with a former supervisor to receive illegal kickbacks from Mid-South Pipe Co., which was hired for the debris cleanup.
His attorney Scott Schwartz says Holder is simply accused of committing a crime.
The proceedings began Tuesday before Judge Keith Starrett. Prosecutors have said, if convicted, Holder faces up 26 years in prison and $1.2 million in fines.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
One Response to “Supervisor on trial for Katrina-related charges”
Top Posts & Pages
- Expert on airlines predicts Jackson-Evers will keep remaining carriers
- IKE TROTTER: There are primary changes in Social Security for 2014
- MAN OF STEEL: Madhu Ranade leading Severstal Columbus
- Alcorn's finances being investigated; CFO resigns
- C Spire launches next phase of 1-gig service rollout
- Keeping our eye on... Liz Lancaster
- NEW ORLEANS SAINTS MOVING — Mississippi company has the task of moving the football team
- GOP Sen. Thad Cochran to run for seventh term
- State granted delay in implementing teacher evaluations
- Hood issues opinion on open-carry gun law