Ex-city contractor asks for more time to prepare defense
by Associated Press
Published: February 19,2013
OXFORD — Former Southaven city contractor James Malcolm Harris Jr., who was recently indicted on bank fraud charges, has requested that his March 4 trial be postponed to give his attorney enough time to prepare for the case.
The Commercial Appeal reports Harris’ attorney, David Hill, filed a motion for a continuance on Feb. 15 in federal court in Oxford.
The 52-year-old Harris was indicted on Jan. 30 on two counts of loan and credit application fraud and one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States. Harris is accused of submitting fake documents and making false statements to an area bank to get money from a $5-million loan.
Harris pleaded innocent to the charges.
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