Ex-county supervisor pleads guilty to stealing tax money

LEXINGTON — Former Holmes County Supervisor Norman Cobbins has pleaded guilty to submitting false invoices to get county money for his own use.

U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis says in a news release that Cobbins will be sentenced Oct. 26. He faces a maximum penalty of ten years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The indictment alleged that the 61-year-old Cobbins, of Lexington carried out a scheme to defraud the county by submitting false invoices and requisitions to the county and converting the money to his own personal use.

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