Musgrove linked to beef plant case

A new round of felony indictments in a failed state-sponsored beef processing plant could cause political trouble for former Mississippi Gov. Ronnie Musgrove, who’s now running for the U.S. Senate.

Musgrove was not charged or named in the indictments of three executives of a Georgia-based architecture, construction and engineering company. But an attorney for one of the executives is asking the court for permission to use two polygraph examinations his client took in 2006.

Papers filed with the court Tuesday night show Robert Moultrie, chairman and chief executive officer of The Facility Group, was asked during one of the exams about Ronnie Musgrove, a Democrat who was governor from January 2000 to January 2004 – the period covering the development and failure of the beef plant.

Sun Herald
3/26/8