MS - Mississippi sheriff indicted on 31 charges, Jackson

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  1. Reader

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    http://www.centurylink.net/news/rea...mississippi_sheriff_indicted_on_31_charg-ap-2

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A south Mississippi sheriff has been indicted on 31 counts, including charges accusing him of pushing an arrest in a murder case, even though a detective thought the suspect was innocent, and of snooping on employees at a restaurant that refused to accept a check from him.

    The indictment against longtime Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd was dated Thursday and made public Friday. It charges him with using his office to retaliate against people he considered political and personal foes, including the police chief and a city alderman in Ocean Springs, one of the cities in Jackson County. The charges include fraud, extortion, embezzlement, witness tampering and perjury.........

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    WOW if even half that stuff is true, this guy was beyond out of control. :eek:
     

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