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Reassigned ex-clerk sues city, officials over multiple claims

HATTIESBURG — One of the former clerks reassigned after an investigation into the Hattiesburg City Court has sued the city, Mayor Johnny DuPree and City Council President Kim Bradley. Sharon Mark seeks damages over a number of claims including slander, The Hattiesburg American reports. Mark argues the defendants made or allowed repeated statements that she misused her position for private ...

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Owner of fire-damaged historic home faces charges

NATCHEZ — The owner of the crumbling Arlington Plantation house will be in Natchez Municipal Court on July 1 to face allegations of violating a city ordinance on overgrown properties. The Natchez Democrat reports Dr. Thomas Vaughan of Jackson entered a not guilty plea earlier this week in city environmental court, which is a division of municipal court. Vaughan has been ...

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Hospitals suing Blue Cross, allege reduced payments

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Ten Mississippi hospitals have filed a lawsuit against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi alleging the insurer wrongfully reduced inpatient payments it was obligated to make for medical services rendered to patients. This is according to a news release from Health Management Associates Inc. (HMA). The lawsuit, which was filed in the Circuit Court of Hinds County, ...

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Woman indicted for Medicaid fraud; faces up to 35 years in prison

GREENVILLE —A 31-year-old Greenville woman has been indictment on seven counts of Medicaid fraud. The attorney general’s office says Marguerite Wilson turned herself in to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office June 11 following indictment by a local grand jury. In a news release, the attorney general’s office says Wilson was working as a case manager for Delta Community Mental Health ...

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Ex-missing woman pleads not guilty to embezzlement

HAZLEHURST — Linda Gale Reed has pleaded not guilty to three counts of embezzlement. Reed entered the plea Friday in Copiah County Circuit Court in Hazlehurst. Circuit Judge Lamar Pickard denied bail for Reed and set her trial for July 23. The 65-year-old Reed was first reported missing in April 2012 by her daughter after Reed’s car was found abandoned ...

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Doctor appeals Medicaid, Medicare fraud conviction

JACKSON — A Mississippi doctor convicted of orchestrating a $6.9-million Medicaid and Medicare fraud scheme will have her appeal heard in July by federal judges in New Orleans. Oral arguments in the appeal by Dr. Cassandra Faye Thomas will be heard July 10 by a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Thomas was convicted on 10 ...

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County wants Entergy customer records; utility says it's 'fishing'

MADISON COUNTY — County officials are seeking customer information on 25,000 Madison County residents from Entergy Mississippi in an ongoing investigation of homestead exemption fraud, but the utility is fighting what it calls “a fishing expedition” in a case before the Mississippi Supreme Court. “The only thing we’re asking from Entergy are regularly kept business records,” said Madison County District ...

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Ex-missing woman to be arraigned for embezzlement

HAZLEHURST — Linda Gale Reed will be arraigned tomorrow before Copiah County Circuit Judge Lamar Pickard on three counts of embezzlement. Reed was served with an indictment June 7 at the county jail. The court hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday in Hazlehurst. The 65-year-old Reed was reported missing in April 2012. Her status changed from missing to wanted ...

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