Delta housing director put on administrative leave

GREENVILLE — The South Delta Regional Housing Authority’s Board of Commissioners has voted to place executive director A.J. Jefferson on administrative leave.

The board made the decision after federal investigators this week brought new charges against Jefferson. She already faced trial on three counts of intimidating witnesses in a federal investigation. On Monday, she was charged with five new counts, including embezzling federal money, lying to federal investigators, and witness tampering. The Delta Democrat Times reports that she has pleaded not guilty.

Johnson will be on paid leave as a result of the board’s Tuesday vote.

The board also voted to put the authority’s property manager, Angela Brady, on paid administrative leave. After a lengthy executive session, Kelly Hardwick, attorney for SDRHA, stated that the decision to place Brady on leave was not because of her being named as a witness in the case.

The federal indictment charges that Jefferson professionally shut out Brady by not allowing her to gain entry to portions of the company’s computer system, and that Jefferson cursed and verbally abused Brady because Brady cooperated with the FBI.

An authority employee was put in place to fulfill the duties of executive director.

“Patricia Logan is to act as interim executive director during (Jefferson’s) leave,” Hardwick, said. “Also, we will be suspending the part of her contract with (Jefferson) that automatically renews her contract every two years.”

The South Delta Regional Housing Authority operates in Bolivar, Humphreys, Sunflower, Issaquena, Sharkey and Washington counties.

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  2. L.R Says:

    THESE THINGS THAT ARE BEING SAID ABOUT “ANN JEFFERSON” THE MISS A.J WAS LONG OVER DUE I DONT WISH ANYTHING BAD ON ANYONE BUT THE SAME THING WAS GOING ON HERE IN ST.LOUIS MISSOURI AT THE WELLSTON HOUSING AUTHORITY RIGHT BEFORE SHE TOOK THIS JOB AN THANK GOD SHE LEFT BECAUSE IT WAS HELL ON WHEELS WHEN SHE WAS IN CHARGE U WOULD OF SWORE SHE WAS A SPY ARE THE POLICE ALWAYS IN YOUR BUSINESS THAT WAS NONE OF HER CONCERN! DONT GET ME WRONG I WISH HER THE BEST BUT WHEN U DO WRONG WRONG COME TO YOU WHETHER ITS A WEEK,MONTH ARE YEARS FROM NOW . BUT SHE WASD RIDING AROUND IN NEW F150 TRUCKS HER OFFICE WAS NEWLY RENOVATED AN TURNED ONE OF THE HOUSING AUTHORITY HOMES INTO HER HOME AN HAD IT ALL FIXED UP FOR HER AN HER FAMILY ! MAYBE THATS THE PROBLEM YOU GET A LITTLE AUTHORITY AN EVERYONE ELSE BECOMES BENEATH YOU NOT REALIZING THAT WHEN YOUR BEING BLESSED IT DOESNT MEAN YOU CAN’T GET UNBLESSED!

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