Man convicted of kickback-bribery asks for freedom during appeal
Published: October 17,2012
TUPELO — Businessman Ray Shoemaker wants to be free on bail while his federal conviction in a kickback-bribery scheme is on appeal.
Shoemaker was sentenced in September to 55 months in federal prison, a $10,000 fine and three years’ post-release supervision on six counts related to a kickback conspiracy. He is scheduled to report to prison on Nov. 1.
The crimes centered on Tri-Lakes Medical Center in Batesville, of which Shoemaker was the administrator.
The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Shoemaker’s appeal was filed Oct. 9 in the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans.
In his bond motion, Shoemaker insisted evidence would show him innocent. U.S. District Judge Neal B. Biggers Jr. has not ruled on the motion.
A federal jury convicted Shoemaker in February.
Information from: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Top Posts & Pages
- Host families prepare for Mississippi Braves’ season
- Ridgeland property rights tussle is expected to have wide impact
- JOSH MABUS — Mississippi’s Healthcare: Not a quality problem, a marketing problem
- Mississippi takes an incentives licking, keeps on ticking
- PHIL HARDWICK: When will Mississippi change its culture?
- Investors in Northbrook complex say Ridgeland targeting its own collateral for demolition
- AWAITING ITS FATE: Gables complex may have to shrink to meet law
- HUNTER ARNOLD: Mississippi, Gulf Coast states focus on global business markets
- Bill would open hospital meetings, expand records access