GULFPORT — A trial date has been set for a couple accused of running a fraudulent shipping business in Biloxi.
The Sun Herald reports 34-year-old Dustin Lee Griswold and his wife, 37-year-old Jennifer Lynn Griswold, pleaded not guilty Monday in U.S. District Court.
Their trial date is Aug. 5
A grand jury indicted each on a conspiracy charge and the husband on 15 counts of wire fraud in allegations involving their company, Harmoni Shipping.
The indictment alleges the couple claimed to own an international shipping business with barges to move ocean freight, and hired companies such as UPS Freight to make land deliveries for their customers. They’re accused of conspiring to take money in advance but failing to pay the delivery companies.
It was unclear whether the Griswolds have an attorney.
BEFORE YOU GO…
… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.
If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.Click for more info