Category: Mississippi – Northern District

Tupelo Man Convicted of Drug Trafficking and Illegal Possession of Firearms | USAO-NDMS

Oxford, MS – A federal jury has convicted a Tupelo, Mississippi man of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and marijuana and possession of firearms by a convicted felon. According to court…

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Justice Department Awards More Than $17.5 Million to Support Project Safe Neighborhoods | USAO-NDMS

WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice announced today that it has awarded more than $17.5 million in grants to support the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program. Funding will support efforts…

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Federal Officials Close Cold Case Re-Investigation of Murder of Emmett Till | USAO-NDMS

WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Mississippi announced today that it has closed its investigation into a witness’s…

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Justice Department Announces $139 Million for Law Enforcement Hiring to Advance Community Policing | USAO-NDMS

WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice today announced more than $139 million in grant funding through the department’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) COPS Hiring Program (CHP)….

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Tennessee Sex Offender Sentenced for Failing to Register in Mississippi | USAO-NDMS

GREENVILLE, Miss. – A Tennessee man was sentenced on Thursday to 30 months in prison for failing to register as a sex offender in Mississippi. According to court documents, the…

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Former Bail Bondsman From Bolivar County Sentenced To 121 Months In Prison For Illegal Gun Trafficking | USAO-NDMS

Oxford, Miss. – A former bail bondsman from Boyle, Mississippi was sentenced to more than ten years in federal prison on Wednesday in the United States District Court in Greenville…

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Texas Man Sentenced to Prison for Theft of Firearms in Mississippi | USAO-NDMS

Oxford, Miss. – A Killeen, Texas man was sentenced to more than three years in prison for his role in stealing firearms from a pawnshop in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Dominic Deshawn…

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Mississippi Prison’s Deputy Warden Charged with Civil Rights Offense for Beating Inmate | USAO-NDMS

WASHINGTON – The Justice Department announced today that a federal grand jury indicted Melvin Hilson, 49, currently a Deputy Warden at the Mississippi State Penitentiary, for repeatedly striking an inmate…

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Starkville Physician Sentenced for Receipt and Distribution of Misbranded Drugs | USAO-NDMS

Oxford, Miss. – A Starkville physician was sentenced today to three years of probation for receiving misbranded drugs in interstate commerce and distributing them with the intent to defraud his…

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Starkville Man Charged with more than $6 million in COVID-Relief Fraud, False Statements and Money Laundering | USAO-NDMS

STARKVILLE, Miss. – A Starkville man was arrested Thursday by FBI Special Agents after being indicted by a federal grand jury on criminal charges related to his alleged fraud scheme…

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