Home » NEWS » Banking & Finance » Second Harrison County supervisor indicted for corruption

Second Harrison County supervisor indicted for corruption

GULFPORT — A Harrison County supervisor who is facing federal indictment is now a fugitive.

Supervisor William Martin was scheduled be in federal court in Gulfport at 11 a.m. Thursday. When he did not appear, a federal magistrate issued a warrant for his arrest.

The federal indictment against Martin remains sealed.

Jim Davis, Martin’s attorney, says he didn’t know where Martin was but had told Martin to report for pre-trial processing at 8 a.m.

Officials with the Federal Pre-Trial Service Office say Martin never showed up.

Davis says Martin has been indicted for bribery and obstruction of justice.

Martin has served as a supervisor of the coast’s most populous county since 1999, representing a district almost entirely in Gulfport. Martin, a lawyer, is a former prosecutor.



… 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

About Associated Press

Leave a Reply