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It’s good to be the king (of MDOT)

July 26th, 2010

When Mississippi Department of Transportation Executive Director Butch Brown was arrested around 6 last Friday morning, the security guards at the Beau Rivage had no idea who he was.

They were treating him just as they would anyone found spotted sleeping in front of a slot machine.

Apparently when given time to think, officials of the Beau thought better of charging Brown.

The charges were dropped.

While giving no reasons for their decision, Beau Rivage spokeswoman Mary Cracchiola-Spain told the Associated Press the casino considers the matter closed.

Cracchiola-Spain has not returned messages from the Mississippi Business Journal since Friday.

The fact is Brown was arrested as is the standard operating procedure for the casino under the circumstances presented the security guards.

Brown then lied publicly about the events before referring all comments to the casino.

Most people (probably 99.9 percent) wouldn’t be afforded the same opportunity of having the charges dropped.

It must be good to be the king.

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