Ex-MDA employee pleads not guilty to steering contracts
Published: December 27,2012
GREENVILLE — A former state employee has waived an arraignment hearing and pleaded not guilty to charges of taking bribes for steering work to a Mound Bayou contractor.
Former Mississippi Development Authority worker Connie Lewis, 52, of Jackson faces nine counts of bribery. She’s accused of accepting more than $250,000 from Jimmy Stokes to use her MDA job to steer federal grants to Stokes Construction Co.
A document posted on the website for U.S. District Court in Greenville says Lewis waived arraignment and entered a plea of not guilty.
An arraignment hearing set for today was cancelled.
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