Posts Tagged ‘kickback’

Man convicted of kickback-bribery asks for freedom during appeal

TUPELO — Businessman Ray Shoemaker wants to be free on bail while his federal conviction in a kickback-bribery scheme is on appeal. Shoemaker was sentenced in September to 55 months in federal prison, a $10,000 fine and three years’ post-release supervision on six counts related to a kickback conspiracy. He is scheduled to report to […] [...]

Search continues to replace jailed housing authority director

LELAND — A committee looking for a new leader for the South Delta Regional Housing Authority has narrowed the field of 95 applicants down to five. It plans to present the top three candidates to the board in coming months. SDRHA board attorney Kelly Hardwick tells the Delta Democrat Times there is no timetable to […] [...]

Businessman gets prison sentence for medical kickback

TUPELO — A federal judge has sentenced Tupelo businessman Ray Shoemaker to 55 months in federal prison, a $10,000 fine and three years’ post-release supervision on six counts related to a kickback conspiracy. The crimes centered on Tri-Lakes Medical Center in Batesville, of which Shoemaker was the administrator. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Shoemaker […] [...]

Ladners’ sentencing set for Katrina-related kickbacks

BAY ST. LOUIS — A former Hancock County road department manager and his wife have been scheduled for sentencing Nov. 16 in a kickback scheme related to Hurricane Katrina cleanup contracts. Prosecutors said Roger Ladner was given the authority to award millions of dollars in ditch-cleaning contracts after the 2005 storm and some went to […] [...]

Contractor gets probation for role in housing kickback scheme

GREENVILLE — Contractor Jimmy Johnson has been given two years’ probation for his role in aiding and abetting embezzlement in a kickback scheme from a Mississippi Delta housing agency. He had faced up to 10 years in prison. The Delta Democrat Times reports Johnson and South Delta Regional Housing Authority director Ann Jefferson were indicted […] [...]

New trial ordered for man accused of medical kickback

BATESVILLE — A new trial has been ordered for a Batesville businessman convicted on four counts related to his alleged role in an alleged multimillion dollar medical fraud scheme. Garner and former hospital administrator Ray Shoemaker of Tupelo were convicted last March of allegedly conspiring to boost Garner’s nurse staffing business and pay Shoemaker for […] [...]

Ladners’ trial for Katrina kickbacks rescheduled for September

BAY ST. LOUIS — The trial for former Hancock County Road Manager Roger Ladner and his relatives in an alleged kickback scheme related to Hurricane Katrina cleanup contracts has been rescheduled. Roger Ladner, his wife Sharon Ladner, and his two brothers Billy Wayne Ladner and Donald Ray Ladner, all pleaded not guilty last month. Prosecutors […] [...]

Ex-hospital executive asks for acquittal or new trial

BATESVILLE — A former Mississippi hospital executive wants a federal judge to acquit him or grant a new trial in an alleged medical kickback and bribery scheme. Raymond Lamont Shoemaker of Tupelo was charged last year with receiving kickbacks for nursing services, conspiracy, embezzlement and other charges last year at Tri-Lakes Medical Center in Batesville. […] [...]

Ex-Cochran aide involved with Abramoff kicked out of halfway house

WASHINGTON — A former aide to Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) convicted in the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal must spend 15 weekends in jail after getting kicked out of her halfway house for bringing in a steak knife. Ann Copland’s attorney told the judge who sentenced her yesterday that she mistakenly left the knife and a […] [...]

Ladners’ Katrina-kickback trial rescheduled for May

GULFPORT — The trial of a former county road manager from the Mississippi Gulf Coast and his wife has been rescheduled for May 14 in federal court in Gulfport. Roger Ladner, Hancock County’s former road manager, and his wife, Sharon, have pleaded not guilty to federal charges accusing them of being involved in a kickback […] [...]

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