Posts Tagged ‘conviction’

Judge denies ex-mayor’s motion to vacate Katrina-related conviction

GULFPORT — A federal judge has denied a motion to throw out the conviction of a former south Mississippi mayor sentenced to probation in a Hurricane Katrina fraud case. Former Gulfport Mayor Brent Warr pleaded guilty to one count on Sept. 25, 2009, more than four years after the August 2005 storm devastated parts of […] [...]

DOC leaving open four work centers that were earmarked to close

by Associated Press Published: June 18,2013

Tags: closure, community, convict, conviction, corrections, employee, jail, open, prison, state agency, work center, worker

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner Christopher B. Epps says four community work centers slated to close in about a month will remain open. Epps says continuing to operate Bolivar County Community Work Center in Rosedale, Yazoo County Community Work Center in Yazoo City, Jefferson County Community Work Center in Fayette and George […] [...]

Council approves motion on accepting applicants with felonies

by Associated Press Published: April 4,2013

Tags: applicant, city council, city government, convict, conviction, crime, employee, felony, job, municipal, municipality, work, worker

COLUMBUS — The Columbus City Council has approved a motion by Councilman Kabir Karriem to stop the city’s practice of disqualifying job applicants with felonies. The Commercial Dispatch reports the proposal also includes forming a committee to establish screening policies that will allow for past incarceration to be considered when reviewing city job applicants, but […] [...]

Judge rules ex-insurance agent’s conviction, sentence will stand

ECRU — A federal judge has denied arguments from Ecru insurance agent Ken Nowlin that he was given faulty advice by his attorney in a government kickback case. Nowlin was seeking a new trial. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports U.S. District Judge Michael P. Mills, in an order filed Monday, denied Nowlin’s motion to […] [...]

Ex-tax return preparer’s federal court appeal fails

OXFORD — A federal appeals court panel has upheld the conviction of an Oxford tax return preparer for filing dozens of false returns. Thelbert Lamont Lesure was sentenced to three years in prison in 2012 for filing false tax returns. Lesure was indicted on 21 counts. He pleaded guilty one count of knowingly preparing and […] [...]

Zach Scruggs’ last hope for appeal denied without comment

by Associated Press Published: February 20,2013

Tags: appeal, attorney, bribe, conviction, crime, judge, judicial bribery, law, law firm, lawyer

OXFORD — The U.S. Supreme Court has denied an appeal from Zach Scruggs, who was implicated as having knowledge of a judicial corruption scheme that toppled his father, plaintiffs’ lawyer Richard “Dickie” Scruggs. The court without comment declined Scruggs’ request to hear his appeal. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans upheld […] [...]

‘Tort King’ to have appeal heard in March

by Associated Press Published: January 25,2013

Tags: appeal, attorney, bench, bribe, bribery, conviction, court, crime, judicial, judiciary, justice, law, lawyer

OXFORD — Attorneys for Richard F. “Dickie” Scruggs, a noted plaintiff’s lawyer before being snared in a corruption investigation, will argue his innocence March 4 before a federal appeals court. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans will hear the case. Scruggs, 66, is free on $2-million bond while he appeals a […] [...]

Judge grants bond to Scruggs during appeal of bribery conviction

by Associated Press Published: November 27,2012

Tags: appeal, attorney, bench, bond, bribe, bribery, conviction, court, crime, criminal, decision, judge, judicial, judiciary, justice, law, lawyer, legal, ruling

OXFORD — A federal judge says former attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs may return home to Oxford on $2 million bond while his attorneys appeal a 2009 bribery conviction. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Senior District Judge Glen Davidson set the bond yesterday for Scruggs, who has been imprisoned in Montgomery, Ala. Scruggs contends that […] [...]

Former tax service owner’s conviction upheld

HOLLANDALE — The conviction of the owner of a Mississippi income tax service has been upheld by a federal appeals court. Mary Wesley of Hollandale was convicted in 2011 of filing doctored tax returns to the Internal Revenue Service. She was sentenced to 10 years in prison and ordered to repay $5.5 million. Wesley was […] [...]

Sentencing postponed for three convicted of chemotherapy fraud

SUMMIT — A federal judge has rescheduled the sentencing hearing for a doctor and two others convicted in a multimillion-dollar fraud involving watered-down chemotherapy drugs and old needles. Dr. Meera Sachdeva, Brittany McCoskey and Monica Weeks had been scheduled for sentencing Nov. 16 in U.S. District Court in Jackson. That has been pushed back until […] [...]

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