Delta mayor indicted in case involving cheating teachers
Published: July 2,2013
METCALFE — A Mississippi mayor has been indicted for his role in a scheme ran by a Memphis educator who helped teachers cheat on certification exams over a 15 year period.
Metcalfe Mayor Cory A. Holmes appeared yesterday in federal court in Memphis, Tenn. He was released on his own recognizance. His arraignment is scheduled for July 10 in Memphis.
Holmes’ indictment was first reported by WABG-TV in Greenville.
The indictment alleges Holmes paid Clarence Mumford in 2008 to have a ringer take three different exams — one each in Mississippi, Arkansas and Tennessee. The ringer had Holmes’ Social Security card and paid for the exam with Mumford’s credit card.
Holmes is charged with wire fraud, conspiracy and Social Security fraud.
If convicted, Holmes could be sentenced to up to five years.
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