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Man pleads guilty to stealing $100,000 from MDA

NEW ORLEANS  — A Harahan, La., man has pleaded guilty to stealing government funds. U.S. Attorney Jim Letten says Vernon Ponder pleaded guilty Thursday before U.S. District Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon. Letten says Ponder applied to the Mississippi Development Authority and to the U.S. Small Business Association for money to repair his vacation home in Bay St. Louis after ...

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No stellar solutions for businesses

Despite availability of SBA loans, many small business owners may be down for the count Despite the offer of loans from the U.S. Small Business Association and small payments from BP, there are no good immediate economic solutions for Gulf Coast business owners who are suffering from revenue losses of more than 60 percent. State Attorney General Jim Hood has ...

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