Posts Tagged ‘plea’

Metcalfe mayor pleads not guilty in teacher test-cheating scheme

METCALFE — A Mississippi mayor has pleaded not guilty to charges for his alleged role in a scheme run by a Memphis educator who helped teachers cheat on certification exams over a 15-year period. Metcalfe Mayor Corey Holmes appeared yesterday in federal court in Memphis, Tenn. He remains free on his own recognizance. No trial […] [...]

Couple accused of running bogus shipping company gets trial date

by Published: June 19,2013

Tags: bench, court, crime, fraud, judge, justice, law, legal, mail, package, plea, shipper, shipping, trial

GULFPORT — A trial date has been set for a couple accused of running a fraudulent shipping business in Biloxi. The Sun Herald reports 34-year-old Dustin Lee Griswold and his wife, 37-year-old Jennifer Lynn Griswold, pleaded not guilty Monday in U.S. District Court. Their trial date is Aug. 5 A grand jury indicted each on […] [...]

Ex-missing woman pleads not guilty to embezzlement

HAZLEHURST — Linda Gale Reed has pleaded not guilty to three counts of embezzlement. Reed entered the plea Friday in Copiah County Circuit Court in Hazlehurst. Circuit Judge Lamar Pickard denied bail for Reed and set her trial for July 23. The 65-year-old Reed was first reported missing in April 2012 by her daughter after […] [...]

Man pleads not guilty to sending ricin-laced letters

TUPELO — A Mississippi man has pleaded not guilty to sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama, a U.S. senator and a local judge. James Everett Dutschke of Tupelo had been scheduled for arraignment tomorrow in U.S. District Court in Oxford. His lawyer, George Lucas, waived Dutschke’s right to appear in a court filing yesterday […] [...]

Plea saves Ky. man from charges for contraband tobacco

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Florida tobacco distributor long watched by federal investigators has pleaded guilty to money laundering and conspiracy in a scheme to avoid paying taxes owed on online cigarette sales in Kentucky. Pedro “Peter” Bello became the second person to admit to plotting to use phony invoices to avoid paying taxes on millions […] [...]

Former bank CEO pleads guilty to fraud, money laundering

BUDE — A former bank executive has pleaded guilty to bank fraud and money laundering. U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis and FBI Special Agent in Charge Daniel McMullen said Larry Barnette Hill, 58, of Meadville, entered the plea in federal court in Jackson. Hill served as CEO of People’s Bank of the South in Bude. […] [...]

Guilty plea expected in trial over exported Russian chicken

PASCAGOULA — Court records say a man is expected to plead guilty in an alleged conspiracy to falsify the temperatures of chicken exported from Mississippi to Russia. The April 2012 indictment says Gerald Miller, Patrick McLain and Terry White arranged the export of chicken that did not meet temperature requirements under a trade agreement with […] [...]

Mayor enters plea in federal bribery case

VICKSBURG — Mayor Paul Winfield pleaded not guilty yesterday to a federal bribery charge that accuses him of seeking $10,000 in cash in exchange for a city contract. Winfield, wearing a dark suit and red tie, said little during his arraignment in U.S. District Court in Jackson other than to give short answers to the […] [...]

Ex-teller pleads guilty to taking $117K from bank vault

PICAYUNE — The former head teller of a Picayune bank has pleaded guilty to participating in the theft of $117,000 from a vault. Vonetta Jordan, of Poplarville, pleaded guilty to bank fraud in U.S. District Court in Gulfport. She will be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden on May 23 and faces up to […] [...]

Change of plea hearing set for ex-teller accused of theft

PICAYUNE — A change of plea hearing is scheduled tomorrow for the former head teller of a Picayune bank accused of participating in the theft of $117,000 from a bank vault at Union Planters Bank. Vonetta Jordan, of Poplarville, is charged with bank fraud, conspiracy to commit mail fraud and 12 counts of making false […] [...]

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