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Delta case manager gets prison time for Medicaid fraud

GREENVILLE — A Greenville resident is going to prison for Medicaid fraud. Attorney General Jim Hood says Marguerite Wilson, 31, of Greenville, appeared before Judge Ashley Hines in Washington County Circuit Court yesterday to be sentenced after pleading guilty to three counts of Medicaid Fraud in January. Wilson was sentenced to five years in prison, with two to serve on ...

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Suspects decline to talk about Meredith statue vandalism

The University of Mississippi Police Department believes it has identified the individuals who recently vandalized a statue of James Meredith on the UM campus, but the suspects are not being cooperative. Three 19-year-old white male freshmen from Georgia were declining through their attorneys late yesterday to be questioned by university police regarding the vandalism Sunday morning of the Meredith statue, ...

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Ex-town clerk pleads guilty to grand larceny

ANGUILLA — Manika Kelly, a former clerk for the town of Anguilla, has pleaded guilty to one felony count of grand larceny, according to State Auditor Stacey Pickering. Kelly, 35, embezzled $107,444.67 from the town of Anguilla over a five-year period from October 2006 through November 2011. On Sept. 18, 2012, the Auditor’s Office issued a demand in the amount ...

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Hood wants settlement funds to go to prison, courts

JACKSON — Attorney General Jim Hood has sent a check to the state General Fund for $52,697,853.73 and a check for $11,167,097.00 to the State/School Employees’ Health Insurance Plan. The money, totaling $63,864,932.73, is the result of litigation involving eight cases as follows: GlaxoSmithKline, LLC (Avandia): $25,219,368.42 BASF Corporation et al (vitamin litigation): $22,509,978.76 LCD litigation: $3,844,417.09 Toyota: $433,542.74 Lender ...

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UM alumni put up reward to find Meredith statue vandals

OXFORD — At the request of Chancellor Dan Jones, the university’s Alumni Association has offered a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of two individuals involved in an incident on the University of Mississippi campus. The University Police Department (UPD) is looking for two men who were seen early Sunday morning near the James Meredith statue, which commemorates ...

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Woman arrested, accused of selling counterfeit goods

PONTOTOC — A woman has been arrested for selling and producing counterfeit DVD’s in the Tupelo area, according to Attorney General Jim Hood. Mildred Jones, 49 of Pontotoc, was arrested after a traffic stop on McCullough Boulevard, within the city limits of Tupelo, led to a large stash of allegedly counterfeit CD/DVD’s. Tips from the general public resulted in the ...

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Delta alderman arrested for forging check

BELZONI — According to State Auditor Stacey Pickering, special agents from the Auditor’s Office have arrested Belzoni Alderman Charles Thurman. Thurman has been indicted on one count of uttering forgery by a Humphreys County Grand Jury. Thurman is accused of hiring an unlicensed contractor, George Schroeder, to perform work at City Hall. Following completion of the work, a $4,500 check ...

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Hood warns of price gouging in wake of more winter weather

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — With another winter storm impacting parts of Mississippi, Attorney General Jim Hood is reminding residents and business owners of the legalities concerning price gouging during a state of emergency. The law says that “the value received for all goods and services sold within the designated emergency impact area shall not exceed the prices ordinarily charged for comparable ...

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Ex-court clerk pleads guilty to embezzlement

PRENTISS — State Auditor Stacey Pickering reports Gail Williams, former Municipal Court clerk for the Town of Prentiss, has pled guilty to embezzling $89,620.27. Williams, 59, was sentenced to five years with two years to be served under house arrest and three years suspended. She was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $79,620.27, which is $10,000 less ...

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Ex-economic developer indicted for embezzlement

WIGGINS — State Auditor Stacey Pickering reports Jay Paul Gumm, former executive director of the Stone County Economic Development Partnership, has been indicted on one count of felony embezzlement. He was served the indictment by OSA special agents and Stone County deputies Monday. Gumm was previously arrested on Aug. 16, 2013, for embezzlement. As executive director, Gumm embezzled over $24,000, ...

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