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Ex-justice court clerk arraigned on extortion charge

WILKINSON COUNTY — A former justice court clerk in Wilkinson County is facing extortion charges related to her official duties, announced Attorney General Jim Hood. Wanda Fountain, 54, of Woodville was arraigned before Judge Lilly Blackmon Sanders on one count of extortion. Fountain is accused of taking a payoff from an undercover MBI agent to fix tickets. “This case is ...

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Wilkinson court clerk arrested

WOODVILLE — The Wilkinson County Justice Court office has been closed after the court clerk was charged with extortion. State Auditor Stacey Pickering says court clerk Wanda Faye Fountain of Woodville was arrested Thursday on charges of allegedly taking money in exchange for the improper disposal of traffic citations. Pickering says the money Fountain collected was allegedly not reported to ...

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Franks asks judge to toss extortion lawsuit

TUPELO — Jamie Franks has asked the Lee County Circuit Court to dismiss a lawsuit filed against him by local school superintendent Mike Scott. No trial date has been set in the lawsuit. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that Franks argues the lawsuit doesn’t support Scott’s claims. Scott was elected Lee County superintendent in 2007 as a Democrat. Scott ...

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Superintendent accuses Franks of extortion

TUPELO — A school superintendent said in a lawsuit filed July 23 that Mississippi Democratic Party chairman Jamie Franks tried to commit extortion by pressuring the superintendent to resign over an affair with Franks’ wife. Mike Scott was elected Lee County superintendent in 2007 as a Democrat. Scott, who is married, said in the suit filed in Lee County Circuit ...

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