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Terry mayor arrested following indictment for embezzlement

March 30, 2015

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The Mayor of the City of Terry has been arrested today on charges he embezzled from the City, announced State Auditor Stacey Pickering and Attorney General Jim Hood jointly today. Roderick Nicholson was arrested today by special agents from the Auditor’s Office and investigators with the Attorney General’s Public Integrity Division following indictment by a […]

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State asks to keep drug supplier’s name secret during appeal

March 16, 2015

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As he turns over $46 million in legal settlement money, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says some state leaders want to limit his litigation options in order "to serve the special interest of big business."

JACKSON — Attorney General Jim Hood is asking a Hinds County judge to keep secret the identity of Mississippi’s execution drug supplier while the state appeals an order to release the name. Earlier this month, Hinds County Chancery Judge Denise Owens ruled that the state’s public records law required release of the information, sought by […]

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Jim Hood qualifies for re-election bid

February 20, 2015

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By Bobby Harrison JACKSON — Attorney General Jim Hood of Chickasaw County, Mississippi’s sole statewide elected Democrat, has confirmed that he has qualified to seek re-election. The qualifying deadline is Feb. 27, and the three-term attorney general has caused some speculation by not committing earlier to a re-election effort. Thus far no other candidate has […]

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Drugs or counterfeit goods?

March 19, 2014

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A recent arrest proves one thing — if you’re going to sell drugs, stay away from counterfeit goods. A Tate County resident has been arrested for the sale of a controlled substance and the sale of counterfeit goods in the Senatobia area, according to Attorney General Jim Hood. Keith Roderick Danner, 41, of Senatobia was […]

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Hood liked Ed McMahon; but lottery scammers…

October 23, 2013

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Mississippians should be aware — a notice saying they are big winners could result in big losses. Attorney General Jim Hood has issued an alert on phony phone marketers promising lottery winnings or bogus checks in the mail. This particular scam, referred to as the lottery scam, can surface via phone, mail or email.  The […]

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Attorney General comments on federal “mobile cramming” crackdown

June 25, 2013

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JACKSON- Attorney General Jim Hood has joined with 39 other state and territorial attorneys general in sending comments to the U. S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) about stopping mobile cramming, the placement of unauthorized third-party charges on mobile phones, Hood announced today. “This national problem continues to get worse,” Hood said. “We are determined to […]

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Attorney General Hood asks Google to address illegal, counterfeit goods

June 6, 2013

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Attorney General Jim Hood is asking internet giant Google to substantially address issues on its internet site that are allowing consumers to obtain illegal and counterfeit goods, including the online sale of dangerous drugs without a prescription. Hood leads a group of national attorneys general who are concerned that Google’s search algorithm often leads to […]

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Attorney General Jim Hood warns consumers of recent e-mail scam

May 15, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Attorney General Jim Hood is warning consumers and businesses to be aware of a recent email scam purporting to help overseas military personnel with packages in the U.S.. The unsolicited email suggests that the sender is a military officer who has two military trunk boxes that just arrived in the U.S.A. and […]

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Attorney general creates foreclosure prevention group

July 16, 2012

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Attorney General Jim Hood has announced the creation of the  “Mississippi Foreclosure Prevention Consortium” to assist homeowners who are struggling as a result of the foreclosure crisis. “The consortium was created through funding from the National Mortgage Settlement that was entered into earlier this year with the nation’s five largest mortgage servicers,” the General Hood’s office. […]

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Attorney General warns of e-mail scam involving U.S. Postal Service

June 1, 2012

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JACKSON — Attorney General Jim Hood is warning Mississippians of a bogus email scam targeting postal customers. The emails claim to be from the U.S. Postal Service and falsely tell the receiver about an attempted or intercepted package delivery. Some mention unpaid delivery fees. The scam email encourages you to click on a link or […]

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