Posts Tagged ‘criminal’

Ex-bank teller pleads guilty to embezzling for drugs

by Associated Press Published: November 29,2012

Tags: bank, banking, court, crime, criminal, drug, embezzle, embezzlement, embezzler, finance, financial institution, illegal drug, judge, justice, plea, steal, theft, thief

BILOXI — A Biloxi woman has pleaded guilty to stealing $80,980 from a bank’s vault while she was employed as a vault teller. U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis said in a news release that 29-year-old Ashley Ann Keel entered her plea Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Gulfport. She will be sentenced by U.S. District […] [...]

Police looking for robber with big sweet tooth

by Associated Press Published: November 28,2012

Tags: burglar, crime, criminal, law, law enforcement, legal, snack, steal, stealing, theft, thief

WAVELAND — Waveland police are chasing leads to nab a sweet-toothed bandit who stole 340 cases of Little Debbie snack cakes from a storehouse last week. Police investigator Eddie Peterson tells the Sea Coast Echo 70 cases of the treats have been recovered. He says some cases were found in Seminary, about 70 miles north […] [...]

Alabama developer pleads not guilty to wetlands violations

HANCOCK COUNTY — Alabama real estate developer William R. Miller has pleaded not guilty to federal charges alleging he illegally filled wetlands in Mississippi and violated the Clean Water Act by discharging pollutants into waters of the United States. The Sun Herald reports U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert H. Walker set a trial date for Feb. […] [...]

Six educators indicted for cheating; two still active in classroom

by Associated Press Published: November 27,2012

Tags: cheating, court, crime, criminal, education, educator, indict, indictment, law, legal, license, school, teach, teacher, teaching

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Six Mississippi teachers have been indicted for participating in a scheme in which teacher candidates would hire others to take certification tests. Teachers in Tennessee and Arkansas have also been implicated. The case stem from a 45-count indictment returned by a grand jury in July that charged Clarence Mumford Sr. of Memphis […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Judge sets opt-out deadline for discrimination lawsuit

LAUREL — A federal judge has set an opt-out deadline of Nov. 29 for those eligible for part of a proposed, $1.3-million class-action settlement alleging discriminatory hiring practices at Howard Industries, which was the target of the largest U.S. workplace raid on illegal immigrants. The discrimination was filed by four black women who claimed the […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Judge brings DeLaughter’s supervised release to an end

by Associated Press Published: November 16,2012

Tags: bench, bribe, bribery, court, crime, criminal, judge, judicial, judiciary, law, legal, supervised releaser

ABERDEEN — Bobby DeLaughter, a former circuit judge caught up in Mississippi’s judicial bribery scandal, is no longer on post-prison supervised release. U.S. District Judge Glen H. Davidson’s order was filed Tuesday. The government did not oppose DeLaughter’s request. In a motion filed in U.S. District Court in July, DeLaughter said he had “successfully completed” […] [...]

Doctor gets house arrest for medical kickback scheme

BATESVILLE — A Batesville doctor has been sentenced to home confinement for his role in a medical kickback scheme. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Dr. Robert Corkern was sentenced to two years’ house confinement and three years’ post-release supervision. Corkern pleaded guilty to bribing a former Panola County administrator to use public funds as […] [...]

Former school administrators accused of embezzlement

by Associated Press Published: November 14,2012

Tags: administrator, arrest, bookkeeper, crime, criminal, educator, embezzle, embezzlement, embezzler, law, legal, principal, steal, theft, thief

OLIVE BRANCH — Three former Olive Branch Middle School staff members will stand trial Jan. 14 in DeSoto County on charges of embezzlement and conspiracy. The Commercial Appeal reports former principal Michael McCoy of Olive Branch, former assistant principal Audrey Phillips of Memphis and former bookkeeper Kelli McGowen of Southaven are accused of taking more […] [...]

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