New Albany Man Faces Perjury Charges
March 30, 2010

Contact: Jan Schaefer
Public Information Officer
[email protected]

Jackson, Miss.- A New Albany man has been indicted by a Benton County Grand
Jury on perjury charges resulting from his involvement in a voter fraud
case, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.

Larry L. “Tip” Massey, age, 45, of 504 Hopper Street in New Albany was
indicted Thursday, March 25, on two counts of perjury. According to counts
one and two of the indictment, Massey allegedly wilfully and corruptly
testified falsely to a material matter under oath. The perjury charges stem
from Massey’s plea in 2008 in the Benton County voter fraud case brought by
the Public Integrity Division of the Attorney General’s Office.

“As part of his plea deal, the defendant was supposed to testify against his
co-defendants,” said Attorney General Hood. “He is now accused of changing
his story, thus making parts of his testimony false.”

Massey’s sentencing in the voter fraud case has been held until all the
defendants have had their day in court.

Massey faces up to ten years for each perjury count, for a maximum total of
20 years.

As with every case, the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty
beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.