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Hood reports scam targeting credit unions

JACKSON — Attorney General Jim Hood says con artists using an automated phone scam have been targeting credit unions and their clients in Mississippi. A news release from Hood says the scam involves text messages touting a fake “Credit Union 24 Hour Alert.” The messages state that the recipient’s “card has been suspended” and they direct the receiver to call ...

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Attorney does not want newspaper to have MDMR records

JACKSON — The U.S. Attorney’s Office wants a federal judge to deny State Auditor Stacey Pickering’s request to authorize the release of Mississippi Department of Marine Resources records being sought by a Gulf Coast newspaper. Pickering asked on Dec. 5 for the records to be released in response to an order by Harrison County Chancery Judge Jennifer Schloegel, who said ...

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Alabama developer pleads guilty to wetlands violations

HANCOCK COUNTY — A real estate developer accused of wetlands and Clean Water Act violations in Hancock County has pleaded guilty in federal court. The U.S. Department of Justice, in a news release, said William R. “Rusty” Miller, of Fairhope, Ala., pleaded yesterday to the unpermitted filling of wetlands near Bay St. Louis, in violation of the Clean Water Act. ...

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Diet clinic owner, manager arrested on drug charges

MCCOMB — The owner and business manager of the McComb weight loss clinic have been charged with selling drugs and practicing medicine without a license. Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics spokeswoman Delores Lewis said this past week’s arrests are the culmination of two-month investigation. Lewis tells the Enterprise-Journal that Shameka N. Wells, 33, and Chanell C. James Kate, 34, are each ...

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Eye clinic operator faces Medicaid fraud charges

JACKSON — The owner of a Jackson eye clinic is facing charges of Medicaid fraud, according to Attorney General Jim Hood. Barbara Faye Jones, 30, of Jackson turned herself into authorities with the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit following recent indictment by a Hinds County grand jury. The indictment alleges that Jones, as owner/operator of Clear View Vision Care, did willfully, unlawfully ...

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