Three sentenced on bribery charges in Coast community action agency

Linda Harvey-Irvin, 62, of Jackson, Donald Walton, 51, of Vicksburg, and Markuntala Croom, 45, of Columbia, were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden for bribery involving the Gulf Coast Community Action Agency, a non-profit organization, partially funded by federal grants, which runs the Head Start Preschool in Gulfport, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis, FBI Special Agent in Charge Donald Alway, Special Agent in Charge Jerome R. McDuffie with IRS – Criminal Investigation, and Mississippi State Auditor Stacey Pickering.

Linda Harvey-Irvin was sentenced to 85 months in federal prison followed by two years of supervised release. She was also ordered to pay $531,236 in restitution and perform 100 hours of community service.

Donald Walton was sentenced to 37 months in federal prison followed by two years of supervised release. He was also ordered to pay a $10,000 fine and a forfeiture judgment in the amount of $31,000 was entered.

Markuntala Croom was sentenced to 57 months in federal prison followed by two years of supervised release. He was also ordered to pay $531,236 in restitution and perform 100 hours of community service.

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http://www.wdam.com/story/29460668/three-sentenced-on-bribery-charges-in-coast-community-action-agency
7/2/15