Posts Tagged ‘prison’

Lawyer gets jail time for real estate fraud scheme

RIDGELAND — A Ridgeland lawyer has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for fraud. The July 2011 indictment says Michael Earwood and a partner formed Kinwood Capital Group LLC, a real estate business that operated from 1998 to 2006. Prosecutors say Earwood asked the partner for money to pay taxes on Kinwood’s property, […] [...]

Supervisors reject architect’s bill for new jail design work

PASCAGOULA — The Jackson County Board of Supervisors has denied a claim by the jail architects they fired last week. Both the board attorney and the president of the board said yesterday the company, The Goldberg Group, billed the county for services that hadn’t been completed. The Sun Herald reports instead of paying a $68,000 […] [...]

Woman who faked disappearance released from jail for embezzlement

HAZLEHURST — A 65-year-old Copiah County woman who pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $20,000 from her employer is free from jail. Linda Reed went before a Copiah County judge yesrerday and was sentenced to 10 years. Her sentence was reduced to time served, or 278 days. Reed has to pay a fine in addition […] [...]

DOC leaving open four work centers that were earmarked to close

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner Christopher B. Epps says four community work centers slated to close in about a month will remain open. Epps says continuing to operate Bolivar County Community Work Center in Rosedale, Yazoo County Community Work Center in Yazoo City, Jefferson County Community Work Center in Fayette and George […] [...]

Epps receives letter asking to leave work centers open

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Faith-based groups and advocates led by the Southern Poverty Law Center and the ACLU are asking Mississippi prison officials to drop plans to close four community work centers. Inmates in the centers do chores for local governments. The groups sent a letter to Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps this week, saying the work […] [...]

Man gets seven years in prison for teacher-cheating scheme

MEMPHIS — A federal judge in Memphis has sentenced a longtime Memphis educator to seven years in prison in a test-taking fraud scheme. Clarence Mumford Sr. pleaded guilty in February to leading a 15-year scheme that helped teachers cheat on qualification exams. The passing scores were then used to help people get jobs in public […] [...]

Supervisors want county out of fine-collecting business

GREENWOOD — The Leflore County Board of Supervisors wants out of a two-year contract it signed with Judicial Corrections Services Inc. to collect justice court fines. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports supervisors believe the private company is siphoning too much off the top of its collection fees, which increase by $40 each month a payment is […] [...]

Corrections shutting down work centers to cut costs

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Four communities will lose inmate laborers when the state closes local community work centers on July 15. The Mississippi Department of Corrections will close community work centers in Rosedale, Yazoo City, Fayette and Lucedale. Inmates in the centers do chores for local governments. MDOC commissioner Christopher Epps says it was a matter […] [...]

Ex-attorney granted request to return to prison

by Published: April 17,2013

Tags: attorney, bench, bribe, bribery, court, judge, judicial, justice, law, lawyer, legal, prison

OXFORD — A judge has granted the request by disbarred Mississippi attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs to return to federal prison to resume serving his sentence on a judicial corruption conviction. Scruggs has been free on $2 million bond since December while appealing the 2009 conviction, but a three-judge panel from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court […] [...]

Disbarred lawyer asks to return to prison pending appeal

OXFORD — Disbarred Mississippi attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs wants to return to federal prison pending an appeal of a judicial corruption conviction. Scruggs has been free on $2 million bond since December while appealing the 2009 conviction, but a three-judge panel from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently rejected his arguments. In a […] [...]

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