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Chiropractor faces insurance fraud charges

COLUMBUS — A Columbus chiropractor faces charges he committed insurance fraud, according to Attorney General Jim Hood. Dr. James Donovan, 63, of the Donovan Chiropractic Clinic, turned himself in to the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office May 14 after being indicted by a Lowndes Grand Jury on four counts of insurance fraud. The indictment alleges that Donovan made false or fraudulent ...

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Three sentenced for mortgage fraud

HATTIESBURG — Three people have been sentenced on federal charges related to a mortgage fraud scheme. Federal prosecutors tell the Hattiesburg American that Louis Gholar and Undrea Harris, both of Hattiesburg, and Santiago Sutton of Jackson pleaded guilty to fabricating documents and giving false information to lenders to obtain mortgage loans for borrowers who didn’t qualify for the loans. Prosecutors ...

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Green pleads guilty to fraud, money laundering

OXFORD — The former president of PeopLoungers has pleaded guilty to bank fraud, mail fraud and money laundering. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Oxford said 57-yer-old James Clifton “Jimmy” Green Jr. of Tupelo pleaded guilty April 15. Green was accused of misrepresenting his financial information to several banks to secure loans for his personal use. He faces up to 80 ...

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Report questions Warrs' real estate deal

GULFPORT — A government report suggests the Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH) should have gotten appraisals on the two beachfront parcels that it sold in 2004 to Gulfport businessman and former Gulfport mayor Brent Warr. The Feb. 22 report by the Inspector General’s Office of the U.S. Department of Defense says the Retirement Home probably could have gotten more money ...

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Ex-lawyer pleads guilty in biodiesel case

ABERDEEN — A former Tennessee lawyer has pleaded guilty to one count related to his role in defrauding the U.S. Department of Agriculture out of $2.8 million in bioenergy subsidy money. H. Max Speight entered the plea in federal court in Aberdeen. Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Mims told Judge Glen H. Davidson that a “supplemental plea agreement” was being filed ...

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Ex-banker sentenced for fraud, embezzlement

BRANDON — Authorities say a former branch manager of a Brandon bank has been sentenced to one year in prison for fraud and embezzlement. U.S. Attorney Donald R. Burkhalter said Peggy Sue Harrell was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Jackson. She was also ordered to pay $39,308 in restitution. Harrell pleaded guilty to the charges on September 30, ...

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Evans embroiled in alleged fraud

Jackson area businessmen allegedly involved in $41 million insurance fraud Two Jackson metro area brothers were sued by a Madison title insurance company in Chancery Court in September for allegedly perpetrating $41 million worth of commercial real estate and title insurance fraud in Mississippi. Proceedings to deal with the aftermath of the alleged mortgage-stacking scheme are being handled in U.S. ...

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Stanford crisis affected many

Mississippians had a total of $391 million invested with Stanford offices in the state The state Capitol was packed in October for testimonies of four victims and two former brokers involved in the Stanford Financial Group fraud scheme. The hearing was organized by the Secretary of State, and a report has since been released with recommendations on further fraud prevention. ...

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Confuse & Conquer

Evans brothers commercial real estate parceling dazed lenders Since two Jackson metro area brothers were sued by a Madison title insurance company for allegedly perpetrating commercial real estate and title insurance fraud, parties have worked to unravel the alleged scheme and speculated on the way the alleged fraud occurred. Mississippi Valley Title Insurance Company (MVT) filed its first lawsuit against ...

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Details of alleged Evans brothers' fraud revealed

Two months after a Madison title insurance company sued two brothers for committing commercial mortgage fraud, banks are scrambling to obtain titles to properties on which they have made loans, and parties are wondering how much the title company may have to pay out. In a Sept. 18 lawsuit in Madison Chancery Court, Mississippi Valley Title Insurance Co. (MVT) alleged ...

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