Posts Tagged ‘legal’

Ex-state employee gets jail time for embezzling from school

RICHTON — A former state employee is going to prison for embezzlement and forgery, according to Attorney General Jim Hood. Rhonda Gleason, 49, of Richton, was sentenced by Judge Billy Joe Landrum in the First Judicial District of Jones County after pleading guilty to two counts of embezzlement and one count of forgery. The crimes […] [...]

Court of Appeals blocks provision in new state abortion law

JACKSON — Mississippi’s governor and attorney general will have to decide whether to challenge a federal appeals court ruling that is keeping the state’s only abortion clinic in business. A panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals voted 2-1 yesterday to block a 2012 Mississippi law that requires abortion doctors to obtain admitting […] [...]

Attorney: Could be weeks before grand jury considers Rose Cochran photo case

MADISON — An attorney said yesterday that it could be weeks before a Mississippi grand jury considers a case against his client and others charged with conspiring to photograph Sen. Thad Cochran’s ailing wife in a nursing home and then using those images in an anti-Cochran video before Mississippi’s Republican primary. Kevin Camp is the […] [...]

Former Gov. Musgrove pushing lawsuit to school districts

JACKSON — A group of lawyers including former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove is traveling Mississippi trying to get school districts to sign up for a lawsuit against the state seeking repayment of the $1.5 billion that the state had underfunded its K-12 school formula in recent years. Backers of a separate effort to write a full-funding […] [...]

State GOP chairman calls on McDaniel to hurry with challenge

JACKSON — Mississippi Republican Party Chairman Joe Nosef says Chris McDaniel should hurry up and challenge the June 24 runoff results if McDaniel intends to do so. “Since some have said they believe this election was stolen, every day that goes by without either a challenge or concession is bad for everyone involved, no matter […] [...]

Supreme Court deals blow to McDaniel’s election challenge

JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court said yesterday that it won’t reconsider its ruling that voters’ birthdates must be redacted before poll books are opened for public inspection. State Sen. Chris McDaniel had asked the nine justices to hold a hearing and reconsider the ruling they issued last week. Yesterday, the court said no. Two […] [...]

Indictments filed for alleged National Guard recruiting scandal

HATTIESBURG — Twelve current or former Mississippi Army National Guard members have been indicted in cases alleging they swindled money through a program that offers incentives for recruiting new soldiers. Three separate indictments were filed Tuesday in federal court in Hattiesburg alleging soldiers improperly collected a total of $22,500 and that the illegal acts took […] [...]

Three indicted, alleged to have embezzled from agency

JACKSON — The ex-director of an agency that receives federal money annually and two contractors have been indicted for conspiring to embezzle money from the agency, authorities said yesterday. A federal grand jury indicted Linda Harvey-Irvin, 62, of Jackson; Donald Walton, 51, of Vicksburg; and Markuntala Croom, 45, of Columbia, for conspiring to embezzle money […] [...]

Walker sentenced to 18 months for fraud, conspiracy

HATTIESBURG — Ocean Springs businessman Scott Walker was sentenced yesterday to 18 months in federal prison for his role in defrauding the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources and the city of D’Iberville. U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett also ordered Walker to pay $390,000 in restitution, the amount he admitted netting through the two schemes, and […] [...]

Judge to hear from True the Vote as McDaniel attempts to overturn loss to Cochran

JACKSON — A federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments tomorrow in a lawsuit filed by a group seeking Mississippi voter records. U.S. District Judge Nancy F. Atlas of Texas will be in Jackson to hear arguments by True the Vote organization. The lawsuit seeks access to nine counties’ voter rolls as Chris McDaniel gathers […] [...]

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