Posts Tagged ‘sentencing’

Court upholds conviction of ex-mortgage broker Persac

JACKSON — A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction of former mortgage broker Michael Persac Persac and former broker Jason Ellis were convicted in 2011. They were both ordered to prison and were ordered to forfeit more than $3 million and pay more than $781,000 in restitution. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. […] [...]

Tacker asks judge to vacate sentence for biofuels scheme

NETTLETON — A Mississippi businessman has asked a federal judge to vacate his five-year prison sentence on a conviction of defrauding a biofuels subsidy program. William T. “Tommy” Tacker II was convicted in 2010 on 10 counts that he conspired to defraud the U.S. Department of Agriculture of nearly $3 million for his company, Biodiesel […] [...]

Ex-county administrator to be sentenced for embezzlement

PANOLA COUNTY — A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for Nov. 14 for the former administrator of Panola County, who pleaded guilty to a federal embezzlement charge. David Michael Chandler was charged with creating a fake company to fraudulently charge more than $50,000 in county collection fees from 2007 to 2008. He’s also accused of […] [...]

Judge reschedules sentencing in cancer center fraud case

SUMMIT — A federal judge has rescheduled sentencing hearings for three women convicted in a multimillion-dollar fraud involving watered-down chemotherapy drugs and old needles. Dr. Meera Sachdeva, Brittany McCoskey and Monica Weeks are scheduled for sentencing Nov. 16 in U.S. District Court in Jackson. Sentencing had been scheduled for Monday. Sachdeva founded the Rose Cancer […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Businessman gets prison time for work visa fraud

GULFPORT — A 41-year-old South Florida businessman has been sentenced to prison, fined and ordered to pay $197,000 to 29 victims of visa fraud. The Sun Herald reports Michael V. Lombardi received a prison term of four years and three months, was fined $10,000 and given three years of probation after he serves his full […] [...]

Court upholds sentences of Minor, Teel, Whitfield

NEW ORLEANS — A federal appeals court has upheld the sentences of a once-successful attorney and two former judges in a Mississippi corruption case. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans affirmed the sentences of former lawyer Paul Minor and former judges Wes Teel and John Whitfield in a decision released yesterday. […] [...]

Hazlehurst man gets jail time for dealing bogus goods

HAZLEHURST — Authorities say a Hazlehurst man has been sentenced to five years after being convicted of selling counterfeit goods. The Mississippi attorney general’s office says 25-year-old Christopher Williams was sentenced by Judge Lamar Pickard in Copiah County Circuit Court. Authorities say an undercover investigation caught Williams selling counterfeit purses and other bogus merchandise on […] [...]

Oil rig manager sentenced for lying about safety testing

WALNUT GROVE — A 49-year-old Mississippi man who worked as manager on a drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico has been sentenced to two years of probation for lying about testing on a key safety device that allegedly was not working properly. Donald Hudson, of Walnut Grove, pleaded guilty in April to making a […] [...]

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