Rep. Aldridge indicted for embezzlement

State Rep. Brian Aldridge and his parents face indictment on criminal embezzlement charges associated with a relative’s estate.

Aldridge, a Republican, has represented House District 17 in Lee County since 2004. He reportedly was on a trip out of state Tuesday but was expected to turn himself in today. Specifics of the charges against him will not be available until his arrest.

If convicted, his resignation from office is likely.

His parents, Louis Aldridge and Janice Aldridge, who divorced in November 2012, also are charged with embezzlement.

Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal