Musgrove says those committing fraud should be prosecuted

“Ronnie Musgrove had nothing to do with the awarding of any of the contracts related to the beef processing plant and at no time did anyone try to influence him regarding the awarding of such contracts,” campaign manager Amanda Crumley said Wednesday in a statement to The Associated Press.

Crumley said Musgrove was not available for an interview Wednesday, but she sent a written statement that switched the attribution of a quote from herself to Musgrove. She said the words were his.

“If anyone defrauded the taxpayers of the state of Mississippi, they should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” Musgrove said.

Clarion Ledger