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Ex-director of MVLP pleads guilty to stealing federal money

JACKSON — The former executive director of the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project has pleaded guilty to the theft of federal funds. Prospectors say 47-year-old Shirley Mae Williams of Jackson entered the plea in U.S. District Court in Jackson. A criminal information alleges that from January 2009 through December 2012, Williams used less $1,000 in federal funds from the organization to ...

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Mississippi Center for Legal Services celebrates 40th anniversary

JACKSON — The Mississippi Center for Legal Services will celebrate its 40th anniversary tomorrow at the Jackson Convention Complex, 105 East Pascagoula Street, Jackson. A reception for honorees will begin at 6 p.m. Dinner and the program will follow at 7 p.m. The keynote speaker for the evening will be Major General Augustus L. Collins, the adjutant general of Mississippi. ...

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Attorney general creates foreclosure prevention group

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. Partners include Money Management International, ...

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State grabs $7.7M of foreclosure settlement

The mortgage foreclosure fiasco has turned out to be a bonanza of sorts for Mississippi state government. Mississippi’s general fund will receive a $7.7 cash infusion from the national legal settlement state Attorney General Jim Hood and 48 other attorneys general negotiated with giant mortgage servicers Bank of America, Citi, Chase, GMAC and Wells Fargo. The financial companies were forced ...

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