Former Alcorn County Supervisor Pleads Guilty

Former Alcorn County Supervisor, Jimmy Dallan Nelms pled guilty to embezzlement. Nelms, already in custody after his bond was revoked in an unrelated arrest, pled guilty before Circuit Judge Paul Funderburk. Nelms received 30 years in the custody of the MS Department of Corrections (MDOC) with 18 of those years suspended and 12 years to serve followed by 5 years of post-release supervision, and restitution in the amount of $308, 244.71, $5,000 in fines, and court costs in the amount of $3,157.50…

…“Uncovering deep rooted public corruption like this is why I wanted to be your State Auditor,” said State Auditor Stacey Pickering. “The people of Mississippi deserve to feel confident in their government. There are individuals in this state who have no problem taking hard-earned, tax-payer dollars and spending them for their own pleasure. I hope the sentencing of these individuals serves as a wake-up call for those who are betraying their public oaths: We will uncover the truth, and violators will be held accountable.”

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9/8/15