Posts Tagged ‘crime’

Cochran calls scheme to photograph ill wife ‘amateurish’

HATTIESBURG — Republican Sen. Thad Cochran said yesterday he thinks it’s “kind of amateurish” that supporters of his primary opponent, Chris McDaniel, photographed his ailing wife in a nursing home and used her image in a political video against him. The six-term Mississippi incumbent said the motivation behind the video is beyond his understanding, and […] [...]

National spotlight shines on Cochran-McDaniel fight for Senate seat

JACKSON — Mississippi’s Senate primary has morphed from a high-profile proxy for the national fight between the tea party and establishment Republicans into an ad war driven by clandestine images of Sen. Thad Cochran’s ailing wife in an online video. State Sen. Chris McDaniel, who aims to deliver a rare victory for the tea party […] [...]

Woman accused of multi-state scheme to steal identities, forge prescriptions

RANKIN COUNTY — A woman alleged to be stealing identities and forging prescriptions has been arrested following a seven-month investigation, according to Attorney General Jim Hood. Sylvia Cook, 59, whose last known residence is in Jackson, was arrested in rural Rankin County.  Cook is wanted by Mississippi and Louisiana authorities for multiple counts of identity […] [...]

Man who sent ricin-laced letters to be sentenced for fondling

TUPELO — A Mississippi man sentenced to 25 years for sending letters dusted with the poison ricin to President Barack Obama and other officials is scheduled to be sentenced on unrelated state fondling charges. James Everett Dutschke is scheduled to appear in Lee County Circuit Court today. Lee County district attorney investigator Paul Howell has […] [...]

Cochran calls scheme to photo ill wife ‘bizarre’

MADISON — Republican U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi said yesterday that it’s “unfortunate” and “sort of bizarre” that somebody photographed his ailing wife in a nursing home and posted her image online in a political video against him. A conservative blogger and three others have been arrested in the past week and charged with […] [...]

Palmertree handed another demand; total surpasses $1M

VICKSBURG — State Auditor Stacey Pickering has issued a civil demand for $229,880 from former Warren County Circuit Clerk Shelly Ashley Palmertree. That brings the total amount of demands issued against her to more than $1.04 million. Pickering said today in a news release that amount represents fees that Palmertree withdrew from the civil and […] [...]

Investigation into Rose Cochran photos yields three more arrests

MADISON — Mississippi authorities have arrested a total of four men in the investigation of photos taken of the ailing wife of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran. The arrests today included attorney Mark Mayfield, a member of the board of the Central Mississippi Tea Party; Richard Sager of Laurel; and John Mary of Hattiesburg. The three […] [...]

Members of Nigerian ‘Yahoo Boys’ arrested for identity theft

GULFPORT — Sixteen people from several states and other countries have been arrested on charges that they took part in a fraud that used stolen information to get money and goods and then ship them to South Africa and Nigeria, according to documents unsealed in federal court yesterday. The charges by the U.S. Attorney’s office […] [...]

Dutschke gets 25 years for sending ricin-laced letters

ABERDEEN — A Mississippi man who pleaded guilty to sending letters dusted with the poison ricin to President Barack Obama and other officials was sentenced yesterday to 25 years in prison. James Everett Dutschke was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock in Aberdeen after telling the judge May 13 that he had changed his […] [...]

Blogger arrested for photographing Cochran’s ill wife

JACKSON — A magistrate in Mississippi has scheduled a preliminary hearing Thursday for a conservative Mississippi blogger who is accused of photographing the bedridden wife of Republican U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran without permission. City Magistrate Dale Danks kept bond at $100,000 for Clayton Kelly, 28, at a hearing yesterday, Assistant Police Chief Robert Sanders said. […] [...]

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