Ex-county administrator to be sentenced for embezzlement
Published: September 26,2012
PANOLA COUNTY — A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for Nov. 14 for the former administrator of Panola County, who pleaded guilty to a federal embezzlement charge.
David Michael Chandler was charged with creating a fake company to fraudulently charge more than $50,000 in county collection fees from 2007 to 2008. He’s also accused of billing $33,500 for fraudulent construction fees and billing thousands more for overtime he did not work.
Chandler pleaded guilty in December in U.S. District Court in Aberdeen to a criminal information, a legal procedure sometimes used when a defendant waives indictment and intends to plead guilty.
The sentencing is in federal court in Oxford.
Mississippi Auditor Stacey Pickering previously ordered Chandler to pay over $292,000 for pay and benefits he didn’t earn and interest.
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