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Conviction of Minor, judges upheld by Wingate

JACKSON — A federal judge yesterday refused to throw out the convictions of imprisoned ex-attorney Paul Minor and two former judges. U.S. District Judge Henry Wingate heard arguments on the defense motions but said if there was any error in the judicial bribery trial, it was harmless. “The jury found facts establishing guilt,” Wingate said. Now, Minor and former Harrison ...

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Ex-mortgage broker gets jail time for fraud

RIDGELAND — Former Ridgeland mortgage broker Mark Calhoun has been sentenced to 16 years and eight months in prison for mortgage fraud in a scheme that involved more than $10 million in fraudulent loans. Yesterday, U.S. District Judge Dan Jordan also sentenced Calhoun’s associates, J. Larry Kennedy, and son Keith Kennedy, who operated a mortgage loan closings business. They were ...

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Re-sentencing set for Minor, ex-judges

JACKSON — A federal judge is scheduled to hold a re-sentencing hearing in the judicial corruption case of imprisoned Mississippi attorney Paul Minor and two former judges in Jackson. U.S. District Judge Henry Wingate will hold the hearing for the trio today. Minor and former Harrison County judges Wes Teel and John Whitfield must be re-sentenced because a federal appeals ...

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Minor, ex-judges' re-sentencing postponed

JACKSON — A federal judge has postponed a re-sentencing hearing for imprisoned former attorney Paul Minor and two former Mississippi judges in a judicial corruption case. Attorneys for Minor and former Harrison County judges Wes Teel and John Whitfield are asking U.S. District Judge Henry Wingate to throw out the convictions. Wingate had said he would re-sentence the men today ...

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Ex-court clerk sentenced for stealing

SOUTHAVEN — A former Southaven court clerk was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison and 12 1/2 years probation for embezzling thousands of dollars in court fines from the city court department. DeSoto County Circuit Judge Bobby Chamberlin sentenced Terry Swatsenberg of Southaven yesterday. The 46-year-old Swatsenberg also will have to repay the city $47,000. Swatsenberg pleaded guilty to ...

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Ex-Howard HR manager faces sentencing

Sentencing has been postponed for a man who hired hundreds of illegal immigrants for one of Mississippi’s most successful private companies, the site of the nation’s biggest workplace raid. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents detained about 600 illegal immigrants at Howard Industries’ electrical transformer plant in Laurel in Aug. 2008. Former human resources manager Jose Humberto Gonzalez pleaded guilty ...

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