Posts Tagged ‘indictment’

Delta doctor, two others indicted in murder-for-hire plot

GREENWOOD — A Greenwood oncologist and two other men have been indicted in a murder-for-hire plot that prosecutors say unsuccessfully targeted a local attorney. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports Dr. Arnold Smith, Derrick Lacy and Cordarious Robinson were served with indictments this week. A Leflore County grand jury issued the indictments in August, but the documents […] [...]

More charged in multi-state teacher exam cheating scheme

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Federal prosecutors in Memphis have announced that 10 more people have been indicted in a scheme to hire others to take teacher certification tests in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi. The additional defendants stem from a 45-count indictment returned by a grand jury in July that charged Clarence Mumford Sr. of Memphis with […] [...]

Building contractor arrested after two-year search

JACKSON — A building contractor has been arrested following a three-hour manhunt in Hinds County, according to Attorney General Jim Hood. Alvin Dennis Hall, 47, whose last known residence is Edwards, was indicted by a Madison County Grand Jury in 2009 after the Attorney General’s Office investigated a report alleging he accepted $10,000 for contracting […] [...]

Man accused of helping teachers cheat on their licensing exam

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis man has been indicted on federal charges that he was paid thousands of dollars by aspiring teachers in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi to have other people take their teacher licensing exams. The federal indictment released yesterday said 58-year-old Clarence Mumford hired a group of test takers, including Memphis City Schools […] [...]

Ex-road manager’s brothers charged with Katrina-related kickbacks

HANCOCK COUNTY — A federal grand jury has indicted two brothers of the former Hancock County road manager who was charged in a kickback scheme related to Hurricane Katrina cleanup contracts. Roger Ladner and his wife, Sharon, were charged with money laundering and conspiracy in December 2011. The indictment says Roger Ladner awarded ditch cleaning […] [...]

Three men accused of cheating on Russian poultry exports

PASCAGOULA — Three men have pleaded not guilty to conspiring to falsify the temperatures of poultry exported to Russia from Pascagoula in 2009. The Sun Herald reports Terry White of Ocean Springs, Gerald Miller of Gautier and Patrick McClain of Pascagoula are free on unsecured bonds of $25,000 to await trial in U.S. District Court. […] [...]

Ex-chancery clerk indicted, accused of embezzlement

LEAKESVILLE — Former Greene County chancery clerk Latricia Cornelson has been indicted for embezzlement. The indictment, according to state Auditor Stacey Pickering, alleges Cornelson diverted $54,133 in county funds to her own use. Pickering says Cornelson was arrested on seven counts of embezzlement. The alleged thefts occurred during her time as Greene County chancery clerk. […] [...]

Ex-road manager, wife accused of Katrina-related fraud

BAY ST. LOUIS — A former Mississippi county road manager and his wife have been indicted on two federal charges of Hurricane Katrina fraud. Roger Ladner was road manager for Hancock County, home to quiet little beach towns like Bay. St. Louis and Waveland, and some of the hardest hit areas from the 2005 storm. […] [...]

Ex-chancery clerk indicted for embezzlement

CALHOUN COUNTY — Former Calhoun County Chancery Clerk Jess Moore has been indicted on two counts of embezzlement, according to the State Auditor’s Office. State Auditor Stacey Pickering says in a statement than an audit by his office in March found more than $13,894 missing from the Land Redemption account as a result of the […] [...]

Clinic accused of Medicaid/Medicare fraud

SUMMIT — A clinic in South Mississippi gave cancer patients less chemotherapy or cheaper drugs than they were told and reused the same needles on multiple people as part of a multimillion-dollar Medicare and Medicaid fraud, a 15-count indictment alleges. Three women, including Dr. Meera Sachdeva, the 50-year-old founder of Rose Cancer Center in Summit, […] [...]

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