Wednesday, January 22, 2020

U.S. Attorney Southern District

Two Mississippi Men Sentenced for Roles in Automotive Fraud Scheme

Two Long Beach, Mississippi men were sentenced today for their roles in a long-running odometer tampering scheme, the Department of Justice announced.

Leakesville Man Pleads Guilty to Making a False Statement When Purchasing...

Gulfport, Miss. – Thomas Truitt Lott III, 33, of Leakesville, Mississippi, pled guilty yesterday before U.S. District Judge Halil S. Ozerden to knowingly making...

Former Mississippi Corrections Officer Sentenced to Prison for Excessive Force

Shelley Griffith, 29, a former Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) officer, was sentenced today in Jackson, Mississippi, by Chief U.S. District Judge Daniel P....

Three Jackson Residents Plead Guilty to Human Trafficking

Jackson, Miss. – Edward Deshawn Williams, 29, and Christopher Griffin, 30, both of Jackson, pled guilty Friday, and Charmaine Turner, 27, also of Jackson,...

Jackson Man Sentenced to Five Years in Federal Prison under Project...

Jackson, Miss. – Jonathan Beasley, 28, of Jackson, was sentenced yesterday by Chief U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan II to 60 months in...

Illegal Alien From Mexico, Previously Deported Three Times, Sentenced for Unlawfully...

Gulfport, Miss. – Luis Alberto Preza-Mendez, 31, an illegal alien from Mexico, was sentenced Friday by U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden to 12 months...

Diamondhead Man Found Guilty by Federal Jury of Possession of Massive...

Gulfport, Mississippi. – After a five-day trial, a federal jury on Friday found Taryn Goin Naidoo, 41, of Diamondhead, guilty of three counts of...

Meth Trafficker from Moss Point Sentenced to 16 Years in Federal...

Jackson, Miss. – Lowery Sanders, 54, of Moss Point, was sentenced Friday by U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate to 192 months in federal...

Hattiesburg Man Sentenced for Illegally Possessing Firearm under Project EJECT

Hattiesburg, Miss. – James Douglas Maxwell, 26, of Hattiesburg, was sentenced yesterday by Senior U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett to four months in prison,...

Repeat Federal Offender Sentenced for Illegally Possessing Firearm under Project EJECT

Hattiesburg, Miss. – Jonas A. Windham, 37, of Laurel, was sentenced yesterday by Senior U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett to 13 months in prison...