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South Mississippi woman pleads guilty to bank, wire fraud

PICAYUNE — A Picayune woman has pleaded guilty in connection with a fraud scheme in New Orleans. U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite’s office says 50-year-old Kim Parish entered the plea yesterday to charges of bank fraud and wire fraud. Prosecutors said Parish worked as an accountant for a New Orleans information technology services business, which she victimized in two schemes. One ...

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Woman loses appeal of embezzlement/wire fraud conviction

OXFORD — A federal appeals panel has upheld the eight-year sentence given a Mississippi woman for embezzlement by wire fraud from companies based in Tennessee and Oklahoma. Kimberly Cray Burk also was ordered last year to pay $1.4 million restitution to Mid-South Maintenance Inc. of Memphis, Tennessee, and two Oklahoma companies run by its president and majority stockholder. Burk had ...

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Delta mayor indicted for false pretense, wire fraud

ROLLING FORK — The mayor of a small town in the Mississippi Delta has been indicted on false pretense and wire fraud charges related to his construction company’s invoices for grants to rehabilitate houses, according to court records. A Sharkey County grand jury charged Rolling Fork Mayor Eldridge “Butch” Walker in two separate indictments Monday, each containing one count of ...

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Feds want nearly $1M in restitution from former attorney

ABERDEEN — The U.S. government is seeking $914,162 in restitution unpaid by a former Mississippi attorney convicted in a tax and mail fraud case in 2009. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports prosecutors filed a payment affidavit this week in U.S. District Court in Oxford. U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock has scheduled an April 2 hearing in Aberdeen for William ...

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Judge postpones ex-NFL player's sentencing for fraud

MADISON — A federal judge has put off a former NFL player’s sentencing to give prosecutors time to notify possible fraud victims in Mississippi, Tennessee, Florida and Arizona. The Clarion-Ledger reports that the amount of Jeffrey Walker’s restitution payment will depend on the number of victims. Sentencing had been scheduled for last Friday. Federal assistant public defender George Lucas opposed ...

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Researcher sentenced for wire fraud in grant scheme

GULFPORT — A researcher at the University of California at Los Angeles has been sentenced in Gulfport to probation and restitution in a wire-fraud case. Prosecutors said Michael D. Pottenger of Santa Monica, Calif., accepted a grant of nearly $100,000 that he wasn’t eligible to receive. The Sun Herald reports Pottenger received three years’ probation and was ordered to make ...

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Couple pleads guilty to wire, mail fraud charges

SOUTHAVEN — A Mississippi couple has pleaded guilty to federal wire and mail fraud charges stemming from a scam involving insurance checks totaling nearly $700,000. The Commercial Appeal reports Elizabeth and Robert Rainey of Southaven admitted to siphoning money from her employer, Direct General Insurance Corp. of Memphis, by creating fraudulent checks on insurance claims. Prosecutors say Elizabeth Rainey was ...

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