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Medical board eyes criminal provision for sexual misconduct by physicians

By JACK WEATHERLY The Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure voted unanimously Monday to address whether it wants to pursue legislation that would enable it to seek criminal charges for sexual abuse by physicians. The teleconference session was called by board President Dr. Charles Miles on a request by Executive Director Dr. John Hall. A committee hearing will be held Wednesday at ...

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Investigator: Mayor double-billed, pocketed $461K

SOUTHAVEN — An investigator with the Mississippi auditor’s office has testified in court that Southaven Mayor Greg Davis submitted duplicate charges to the city and the Chamber of Commerce, and was reimbursed a total of $461,000. Davis’ attorney denied the claim. Karen Swain, an investigator with the state auditor’s office, said the city and the chamber both routinely reimbursed Davis ...

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U.S. Supreme Court weighing appeal of Scruggs, Minor

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court will hold a conference Feb. 15 to decide on whether to hear an appeal from Zach Scruggs, who was implicated as having knowledge of a judicial corruption scheme that toppled his father, plaintiffs’ lawyer Richard “Dickie” Scruggs. The conference will also make a decision in the case of former attorney Paul Minor, who ...

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Doctor's murder-for-hire trial date rescheduled

GREENWOOD — A federal court hearing for a Greenwood oncologist charged with capital murder has been rescheduled for Jan. 25 for U.S. District Court in Aberdeen. Dr. Arnold Smith was scheduled to be in court yesterday to argue prosecutors had no evidence to support bringing charges against him. The 70-year-old Smith is charged with murder as the alleged instigator of ...

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Trial date set for fatal buttocks implant case

JACKSON — A suspect charged in Mississippi with the cosmetic buttocks injection blamed in the death of a Georgia woman has been set for trial in April. WLBT-TV reports Tracey Lynn Garner, also known as Morris Garner, is set for trial April 8 in Hinds County Circuit Court. Garner is one of two people have been charged in the death ...

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