Posts Tagged ‘crime’

Delta mayor indicted for false pretense, wire fraud

ROLLING FORK — The mayor of a small town in the Mississippi Delta has been indicted on false pretense and wire fraud charges related to his construction company’s invoices for grants to rehabilitate houses, according to court records. A Sharkey County grand jury charged Rolling Fork Mayor Eldridge “Butch” Walker in two separate indictments Monday, […] [...]

Ex-school superintendent serving time for bribery

GREENVILLE — Former Greenville Public School District superintendent Harvey Franklin has reported to prison to begin serving more than six years in a federal bribery case related to a $1.4 million reading program for children. Federal Bureau of Prisons spokesman Chris Burke says the 57-year-old Franklin arrived Monday at a minimum security prison in Montgomery, […] [...]

Nurse gets house arrest for role in cancer center fraud

by Associated Press Published: January 7,2014

Tags: court, Courtney Michelle Young, crime, fraud, health care, house arrest, law, legal, nurse, Rose Cancer Center, sentencing

SUMMIT — A woman has been sentenced to house arrest and probation for failing to report a crime at a Mississippi cancer clinic that was shut down over unsafe practices and accused of fraud. A lawyer for Courtney Michelle Young says the nurse was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court in Jackson to three years […] [...]

Former Mayor Davis could plead guilty to embezzlement

by Associated Press Published: December 22,2013

Tags: City of Southaven, court, crime, embezzlement, Greg Davis, law, legal, mayor, plea, Stacey Pickering, State of Mississippi

SOUTHAVEN — Former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis may be preparing to plead guilty to the state’s embezzlement case against him. The Commercial Appeal reports that a court filing in DeSoto County Circuit Court shows that the former Dec. 9 trial date was delayed so Davis could consider a plea offer “in conjunction with other law […] [...]

Hood reports scam targeting credit unions

by Associated Press Published: December 20,2013

Tags: Attorney General Jim Hood, credit union, crime, finance, financial institution, law, law enforcement, legal, scam, scheme

JACKSON — Attorney General Jim Hood says con artists using an automated phone scam have been targeting credit unions and their clients in Mississippi. A news release from Hood says the scam involves text messages touting a fake “Credit Union 24 Hour Alert.” The messages state that the recipient’s “card has been suspended” and they […] [...]

Hood files lawsuit against Chase for collection activities

JACKSON — Attorney General Jim Hood has filed a lawsuit in Hinds County saying JPMorgan Chase should pay up to $10,000 per violation for fraudulently trying to collect debts from Mississippians who did not owe the company money. Hood said in a written statement that a state investigation found that Chase pursued Mississippi consumers for […] [...]

Attorney does not want newspaper to have MDMR records

JACKSON — The U.S. Attorney’s Office wants a federal judge to deny State Auditor Stacey Pickering’s request to authorize the release of Mississippi Department of Marine Resources records being sought by a Gulf Coast newspaper. Pickering asked on Dec. 5 for the records to be released in response to an order by Harrison County Chancery […] [...]

Alabama developer pleads guilty to wetlands violations

by Associated Press Published: December 18,2013

Tags: bench, court, crime, ecosystem, environment, justice, law, legal, plea, real estate, wetlands, William R. "Rusty" Miller

HANCOCK COUNTY — A real estate developer accused of wetlands and Clean Water Act violations in Hancock County has pleaded guilty in federal court. The U.S. Department of Justice, in a news release, said William R. “Rusty” Miller, of Fairhope, Ala., pleaded yesterday to the unpermitted filling of wetlands near Bay St. Louis, in violation […] [...]

Diet clinic owner, manager arrested on drug charges

MCCOMB — The owner and business manager of the McComb weight loss clinic have been charged with selling drugs and practicing medicine without a license. Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics spokeswoman Delores Lewis said this past week’s arrests are the culmination of two-month investigation. Lewis tells the Enterprise-Journal that Shameka N. Wells, 33, and Chanell C. […] [...]

Court refuses again to remove judge from murder-for-hire case

GREENWOOD — The Mississippi Supreme Court has again denied a motion from a Greenwood doctor charged in a murder-for-hire case to remove the judge appointed to preside over his case. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports that the Supreme Court issued the order earlier this month. The attorney for Dr. Arnold Smith, William Bell, argued in his […] [...]

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