Posts Tagged ‘justice’

Ex-town clerk pleads guilty to grand larceny

ANGUILLA — Manika Kelly, a former clerk for the town of Anguilla, has pleaded guilty to one felony count of grand larceny, according to State Auditor Stacey Pickering. Kelly, 35, embezzled $107,444.67 from the town of Anguilla over a five-year period from October 2006 through November 2011. On Sept. 18, 2012, the Auditor’s Office issued […] [...]

Hood wants settlement funds to go to prison, courts

JACKSON — Attorney General Jim Hood has sent a check to the state General Fund for $52,697,853.73 and a check for $11,167,097.00 to the State/School Employees’ Health Insurance Plan. The money, totaling $63,864,932.73, is the result of litigation involving eight cases as follows: GlaxoSmithKline, LLC (Avandia): $25,219,368.42 BASF Corporation et al (vitamin litigation): $22,509,978.76 LCD […] [...]

Legal-Bay: BP claims settlement headed to Supreme Court

by MBJ Staff Published: February 17,2014

Tags: bench, BP, claim, court, energy, gas, justice, law, legal, Legal-Bay LLC, offshore drilling, Oil, oil spill, settlement, Supreme Court

NEW ORLEANS — Legal-Bay LLC, The Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company, believes the British Petroleum Inc. Business Economic Loss (BEL) claims settlement will eventually make its way to the U.S. Supreme Court under a writ of certiorari. Legal-Bay said the issues revolve around constant legal wrangling by B.P. to drastically alter the landmark settlement, by claiming […] [...]

County prosecuting attorney arrested for diverting pretrial money

PEARL RIVER COUNTY — State Auditor Stacey Pickering reports Aaron Russell, the prosecuting attorney for Pearl River County, has been indicted on one count of altering public records and one count of committing fraud by a public official. Russell, 50, is accused of setting up and executing an unauthorized pretrial diversion program in which he […] [...]

Another county court launches e-filing service

MERIDIAN — Lauderdale County Chancery Court began accepting voluntary e-filing of court documents on Feb. 3. E-filing will become mandatory on March 3, according to an order signed by Chancellors Jerry Mason and Lawrence Primeaux. Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr., who has spearheaded development of an e-filing and documents management system for state […] [...]

Trial postponed in Aldridge family dispute

TUPELO — The case against state Rep. Brian Aldridge and his parents for allegedly taking property from a relative and converting it to their personal use has been delayed in Lee County Circuit Court. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports they were scheduled to go to trial Monday. It was delayed after defense attorney T.K. […] [...]

Supreme Court hearing case involving alligators, ExxonMobil

WILKINSON COUNTY — The Mississippi Supreme Court is refereeing a dispute between a Wilkinson County couple and ExxonMobil Corporation over an alleged alligator infestation, with justices scheduled to hear oral arguments Tuesday. The dispute involves more than 80 alligators that Tom Christmas and his wife argue they didn’t discover on land next to their homestead […] [...]

Appeal of medical kickback case to begin in New Orleans

BATESVILLE — A case of bribery and kickbacks involving a north Mississippi hospital will be argued today before a federal appeals court in New Orleans. Ray Shoemaker, a former administration at Tri-Lakes Medical Center in Batesville, Miss., was sentenced in 2012 to 55 months in federal prison on six counts. A judge ordered a new […] [...]

Ex-contractor’s bank fraud sentencing rescheduled for March

SOUTHAVEN — The sentencing hearing for former Southaven contractor James M. Harris Jr. has been reset for March 25 in Aberdeen. The 53-year-old Harris pleaded guilty in federal court last year to one count of loan and credit application fraud. Harris admitted that he made false statements to Citizens National Bank in Olive Branch so […] [...]

Palmertree’s embezzlement trial set for March

by Associated Press Published: January 29,2014

Tags: bench, circuit clerk, court, crime, embezzlement, justice, law, law enforcement, legal, Shelly Ashley-Palmertree, trial, Warren County

VICKSBURG — Warren County Circuit Clerk Shelly Ashley Palmertree is scheduled for trial March 24 on three counts of embezzlement. The Vicksburg Post reports that lawyers for Palmertree waived arraignment Monday. Palmertree is charged with inappropriately taking funds from her office’s civil and criminal accounts into her circuit clerk fee account. The circuit clerk collects […] [...]

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