Posts Tagged ‘trial’

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 […] [...]

Trial begins over handling of Russian poultry exports

by Associated Press Published: June 5,2013

Tags: bench, case, Chicken, court, export, exporter, exporting, food, food handling, judge, law, legal, poultry, temperature, trial

PASCAGOULA — The trial has begun for two men charged with falsifying temperatures of poultry exported from Pascagoula to Russia. Court records say a jury was seated yesterday in U.S. District Court in Gulfport for 39-year-old Gerald Miller of Gautier and 55-year-old Patrick McClain of Pascagoula. A third man, 38-year-old Terry White of Ocean Springs, […] [...]

Dutschke indicted in ricin-laced letters case

JACKSON — A federal grand jury has indicted a Mississippi man suspected of sending poison-laced letters to President Barack Obama and other officials. The 5-count indictment charges 41-year-old James Everett Dutschke with developing, producing and stockpiling the poison ricin, threatening the president and others and attempting to impede the investigation. If convicted on the charges, […] [...]

Judge rules on ambulance records in hospital dispute

by Associated Press Published: June 2,2013

Tags: ambulance, case, county, county government, emergency, health, health care, hospital, judge, justice, law, lawsuit, legal, medical, medicine, trial

HATTIESBURG — A federal judge says an ambulance service partly owned by Forrest General Hospital must turn over ambulance dispatch records and recordings to lawyers for Wesley Medical Center. The Hattiesburg American reports that the order last week also requires the ambulance service to turn over copies of complaints made against it. Wesley sued Forest […] [...]

Former school principal’s trial for embezzlement re-scheduled

HERNANDO — Former Olive Branch Middle School principal Mike McCoy, who was indicted on conspiracy and embezzlement charges, will be now be tried in August. The Commercial Appeal reports McCoy’s trial was scheduled for trial next week. McCoy’s trial date is now set for Aug. 19 in DeSoto County Circuit Court in Hernando. If he […] [...]

Plea saves Ky. man from charges for contraband tobacco

by Associated Press Published: May 30,2013

Tags: attorney, black market, case, contraband, court, federal government, guilty, judge, judicial, judiciary, justice, law, legal, plea, tobacco, trial

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 […] [...]

Alderman brings federal lawsuit after losing election

WEST POINT — A West Point alderman is suing in federal court to block his loss in a primary election. Jasper Pittman, the incumbent alderman in West Point’s Ward 5, missed forcing a Democratic primary runoff against Gary Dedeaux by one vote, according to final tallies. Pittman alleges in a lawsuit that the body that […] [...]

Court rules in clinic dispute involving St. Dominic, HMA

CANTON — The Mississippi Supreme Court has granted a motion from St. Dominic Health Systems to dismiss its appeal of a judge’s order that it did not have a binding contract to buy an outpatient surgery clinic in Canton. The dismissal order was made public by the court late last week. St. Dominic had argued […] [...]

Panel rejects appeal in global warming/Katrina lawsuit

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — A federal appeals panel has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by a group of Mississippi Gulf Coast residents and landowners who alleged that emissions by energy companies contributed to global warming, which intensified Hurricane Katrina, which, in turn, damaged their property. In the lawsuit, the landowners sought compensatory and […] [...]

Investigator: Mayor double-billed, pocketed $461K

SOUTHAVEN — An investigator with the Mississippi auditor’s office has testified in court that Southaven Mayor Greg Davis submitted duplicate charges to the city and the Chamber of Commerce, and was reimbursed a total of $461,000. Davis’ attorney denied the claim. Karen Swain, an investigator with the state auditor’s office, said the city and the […] [...]

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