Posts Tagged ‘Michael Janus’

Businessman seeks separate trial on corruption charges

D’IBERVILLE — A south Mississippi businessman wants a separate trial on corruption charges, saying he could be incriminated by a statement his co-defendant made to the FBI. Scott Walker and former D’Iberville City Manager Michael Janus are charged in U.S. District Court in Hattiesburg with fraudulently using D’Iberville money. The Sun Herald reports that Walker […] [...]

Pickering wants court to authorize release of DMR records

JACKSON — State Auditor Stacey Pickering asked a federal court yesterday to authorize the release of Mississippi Department of Marine Resources records that are being sought by a Gulf Coast newspaper. Pickering’s motion, filed in U.S. District Court in Gulfport, is in response to an order by Harrison County Chancery Judge Jennifer Schloegel. Gulf Publishing […] [...]

Judge rules DMR records must be released to newspaper

BILOXI — A Harrison County judge has ordered State Auditor Stacey Pickering and the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources to release documents sought by a Gulf Coast newspaper. Chancery Judge Jennifer Schloegel yesterday ordered the documents produced by Monday. She had issued a similar order in October. Pickering has argued a federal subpoena has prevented […] [...]

Coast city to repay BP grant funding for Ocean Expo

D’IBERVILLE — D’Iberville must refund more than $1 million of a $3-million BP grant awarded to cover some of the expense of bringing Ocean Expo aquarium to the city. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality administered the grant for BP. The agency has spent nine months reviewing the circumstances that led to the firing of […] [...]

Two years later and aquarium project remains in limbo

D’IBERVILLE — Two years after ground was broken for Ocean Expo Aquarium along Interstate 10, the lot remains vacant and the lease between the city and aquarium developer Moby Solangi has expired. The attraction that was forecast to draw a million visitors a year when it opened in 2014 still exists only on paper, and […] [...]

Ex-DMR director, four others plead not guilty to corruption

BILOXI — The former director of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources, his son and three others pleaded not guilty yesterday to federal corruption charges related to the use of public money. Former MDMR director Bill Walker and his son, Scott Walker, and two former MDMR officials, Joseph Zeigler Jr. and Sheila “Tina” Shumate, face […] [...]

Newspaper’s bid to get DMR records continues

BILOXI — The Sun Herald is arguing in court documents that the state’s attorneys have failed to follow the law for sealing a court record. Henry Laird, who represents the newspaper in a long running dispute over access to Mississippi Department of Marine Resources documents, argues the law requires notice to the public and a […] [...]

Former supervisor named city manager; replaces Janus

D’IBERVILLE — Former Harrison County Supervisor Bobby Eleuterius has been D’Iberville city manager. The Sun Herald reports the vote was unanimous at yesterday’s City Council meeting and passed without any discussion. Sharron Perkins, the city’s chief financial officer, has served as acting city manager since Michael Janus was fired from the job in March. Eleuterius […] [...]

Dirt still yet to turn on D’Iberville casino resort

by Clay Chandler Published: March 6,2011

Tags: CanCan, George Toth, Michael Janus, Mississippi Gaming Commission

The developers of a $450-million mixed-use gaming village on D’Iberville’s waterfront, as of last week’s deadline, had not gotten on to the agenda for the Mississippi Gaming Commission’s March 24 meeting, after not appearing at the February meeting. George Toth, president and CEO of CanCan Development, told the Mississippi Business Journal late last year that […] [...]

Can the CanCan go? Officials believe so

by Clay Chandler Published: December 19,2010

Tags: CanCan, George Toth, Michael Janus

By the end of the first quarter of 2011, the City of D’Iberville’s waterfront area could begin a total transformation. That’s when CanCan development hopes to break ground on the CanCan Casino Resort and Spa and French Village, a $450-million mixed-use gaming development that will be the first casino in D’Iberville. The CanCan will feature […] [...]

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