Former Youth ChalleNGe Academy Employee Sentenced

JACKSON, Miss. –Jerry Howard, 51, former Cafeteria Manager at the Youth ChalleNGe Academy at Camp Shelby, was sentenced to 8 years to serve, and 2 years suspended. The Youth ChalleNGe Academy is part of the National Guard Youth Guard Program and serves at-risk male and female youth ages 16-18.
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Former Lafayette County Employee Sentenced

JACKSON, MS – Heather Thomas Peters, of Oxford, pled guilty to embezzlement and was sentenced to seven years in custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections, five years suspended, and two years to serve. Additionally, she was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $25, 981.43.
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State Auditor’s Office Announces 3 pleas, 1 Arrest, and Issues 1 Demand

Multiple subjects that were part of four separate investigations at the State Auditor’s Office had their day in court today. Additionally, a former Office Manager for Clarksdale Public Utilities was arrested and served with a demand.
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Court of Appeals Upholds Ruling on Former Mayor Greg Davis

The Mississippi Court of Appeals affirmed the ruling of the Hinds County Chancery Court in its judgment holding Greg Davis liable for funds he misappropriated while Mayor of Southaven.
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Former Mayor Of Terry Sentenced To Serve 40 Years In Custody Of MDOC

JACKSON, Miss. –Roderick Nicholson, Former Mayor of Terry, was sentenced to serve 40 years in custody of Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC), with 10 to serve. He was also ordered to pay restitution and court costs in the amount of $7,629.12.
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State Auditor Arrests and Issues Demands Against Former Mississippi Department of Transportation Employees

JACKSON, Miss. – Special Agents from the State Auditor’s Office and Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) Enforcement arrested former MDOT employees, Clyde Poole, Jr., 28, of Batesville; Connie Shegog, 30, of Batesville; and Torrie Willey, 36, of Batesville, after they were each indicted on one count of embezzlement by a Panola County Grand Jury.
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Mayor of Terry Resigns and Pleads Guilty

Jackson, Miss –Roderick Nicholson, Mayor of Terry, pled guilty to five counts of embezzlement, and advised the court he would resign from his position as Mayor of Terry effective immediately.
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Former MS Department of Health Employee Sentenced

Jackson, Miss –Kenyatta Smith, former Health Information Clerk for the Washington County Health Department, pled guilty to embezzlement and was sentenced to three years of supervised probation and ordered to pay restitution in the amount $653.25.
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State Auditor Issues Demand Against Former Neshoba County Administrator

Jackson, Miss – Special Agents from the State Auditor’s Office have served Benjie Coats with a demand totaling $39,341.50. Coats, the former County Administrator for Neshoba County, was indicted on one count of fraud in September.
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State Auditor Releases Contractual and Shared Services in K-12 Public School Districts Report

Jackson, Miss – The Office of the State Auditor has released its report on the contractual and shared services within Mississippi’s K-12 public school districts today. The focus of this report is to answer the question of efficiency related to contracts and shared services in K-12 public schools.
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