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Man gets three years in prison for contraband cigarettes

OXFORD — An Arkansas man has been sentenced to three years in prison for his role in the trafficking of contraband cigarettes. James B. Trosper, of Rogers Ark., pleaded guilty in 2011 to three counts involving the scheme. WTVA-TV reports Trosper was sentenced in federal court in Oxford. Prosecutors said Trosper and others were involved in a multi-state scheme to ...

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Contractor gets five years in prison for home repair fraud

CARTHAGE — A Carthage man has been sentenced to five years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to home repair fraud, according to the Attorney General’s Office. Alvin Dennis Hall, 47, pleaded guilty to one felony count of home repair fraud. He was sentenced by Judge William E. Chapman III in Madison County Circuit ...

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Trial date set in doctor's murder-for-hire case

GREENWOOD — A Greenwood doctor and one other man are set to stand trial April 22 in a murder-for-hire plot that prosecutors say unsuccessfully targeted a local attorney. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports the trial date was set this week in Leflore County during a preliminary hearing for Dr. Arnold Smith and Cordarious Robinson. Smith pleaded innocent at a Monday arraignment, ...

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Court reverses ruling in university soccer coaches' case

HATTIESBURG — The Mississippi Supreme Court has ruled against three former University of Southern Mississippi soccer coaches who claimed sexual harassment and sexual discrimination. The Hattiesburg American reports the ruling reversed a 2008 Forrest County Circuit verdict that awarded a total of $1.2 million in damages to the coaches. The Supreme Court found insufficient evidence to the jury’s verdicts in ...

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Court bars tax preparer from work for fraudulent returns

COLUMBUS — A federal court has permanently barred Cynthia H. Carter of Columbus from preparing federal tax returns for others. Court documents show Carter consented to the order without admitting to the allegations against her. The order issuing the injunction was signed by U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock. The government alleges Carter, who does business as Cynthia’s Tax Service, prepared ...

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Hospital, ambulance company respond to lawsuit

HATTIESBURG — Forrest General Hospital and AAA Ambulance Service have denied any wrongdoing in response to a lawsuit contending they steered patients away from Wesley Medical Center. The Hattiesburg American reports the companies filed their response to the lawsuit this past week in federal court in Hattiesburg. Wesley sued AAA and Forrest General Hospital in April. Both hospitals are in ...

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Doctor gets 13 months in prison for dealing narcotics

COLUMBUS — A doctor has been sentenced to 13 months in federal prison on three counts of distributing narcotics. Dr. Mark Burtman of Columbus was sentenced in federal court in Oxford. Burtman was charged with illegally distributing prescription painkillers. He pleaded guilty to the three counts on June 28. In addition to the prison time, he must pay more than ...

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