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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 […] [...]

Coast woman accused of posing as bail agent

by Associated Press Published: November 6,2012

Tags: arrest, bail, bail bond, crime, criminal, false pretense, fraud, investigate, investigation, investigator, jail, law, law enforcement, legal, prison

GULFPORT — A 33-year-old Gulfport woman posing as a bail agent and collecting thousands of dollars from clients of A Grant Bail Bonding has been arrested on two felony charges of false pretense. Harrison County Sheriff’s Maj. Ron Pullen tells The Sun Herald Susan A. Johnson was arrested after deputies received a tip about her […] [...]

Lawmakers to take hard look at saving money on prisons

JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers say they want to examine sentencing, parole and corrections practices to see if the state can find ways to save money on prisons. Two state House committees — Corrections and Judiciary B — met jointly yesterday to hear from judges, prosecutors, the Parole Board chairman and the corrections commissioner. “We’re going […] [...]

Supervisors approve jail contract with different architect

by Associated Press Published: October 2,2012

Tags: archiitect, architecture, build, building, contract, county government, jail, law enforcement, prison, supervisor

PASCAGOULA — Jackson County supervisors have approved a contract with Goldberg, Sullivan and McCrerey Architects & Planners to design the new Jackson County Adult Detention Center. The Mississippi Press reports supervisors discussed the matter in a closed session on Monday. Supervisor Mike Mangum voted against the measure, saying he would have preferred to work with […] [...]

Businessman gets prison time for work visa fraud

GULFPORT — A 41-year-old South Florida businessman has been sentenced to prison, fined and ordered to pay $197,000 to 29 victims of visa fraud. The Sun Herald reports Michael V. Lombardi received a prison term of four years and three months, was fined $10,000 and given three years of probation after he serves his full […] [...]

Supervisors terminate architect of new county jail

by Associated Press Published: August 21,2012

Tags: architect, architecture, board of supervisors, construction, corrections, county, government, jail, prison

PASCAGOULA — Jackson County supervisors have fired the architect for the new county jail. The Sun Herald reports the supervisors voted to terminate the contract with Pryor & Morrow, who has been working on the jail for more than 10 years. Board of Supervisors president John McKay said the move would free the county to […] [...]

Councilman wants city to crack down on panhandlers

by Associated Press Published: July 7,2012

Tags: arrest, beg, begging, city council, councilman, fine, jail, money, municipal government, panhandle, panhandler, panhanling

JACKSON — Jackson City Councilman Quentin Whitwell wants to make it more costly to panhandle in downtown Jackson by increasing fines and possible jail sentences for repeat offenses. Whitwell tells The Clarion-Ledger residents have complained more and more lately of being accosted when they go downtown. While acknowledging the ordinance won’t solve the problem on […] [...]

Doctor charged with murder-for-hire scheme gets new license while in jail

by Associated Press Published: June 15,2012

Tags: doctor, health, health care, jail, license, medical, medical license, medicine, murder-for-hire, physicial, prison

GREENWOOD — A doctor charged in a murder-for-hire scheme has renewed his medical license even though he’s in jail. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports Dr. Ralph Arnold Smith Jr.’s medical license was to expire on June 30. It is now extended through June 30, 2013, according to records from the Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure. Dr. […] [...]

Health Assurance awarded two more state prison contracts

by Associated Press Published: June 15,2012

Tags: corrections, health, health carte, inmate, jail, medical, mediciane, prison, state agency, state government

JACKSON — Health Assurance, LLC will provide medical services at two additional state prisons. The Jackson-based company has provided health services at the Walnut Grove prison since 2002. The company and the Mississippi Department of Corrections announced additional contracts were awarded for the East Mississippi Correctional Facility near the Lost Gap community in Lauderdale County […] [...]

Hood: Ex-insurance agent gets jail time for fraud

MERIDIAN — A former insurance agent will spend time behind bars for fraud, according to Attorney General Jim Hood. The Attorney General’s Office Elisa Odom, 45, of Bailey pleaded guilty in Lauderdale County Circuit Court before Judge Lester Williamson to five counts of mail fraud and four counts of false pretense. She was sentenced on count […] [...]

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