Trial to address Miss. Beef Processors plant fraud

Trial to address Miss. Beef Processors plant fraudA jury trial is scheduled to begin today against the owner of a refrigeration company who allegedly pocketed state taxpayer money for work and equipment that was never produced.

James Draper, of Mount Juliet Tenn., will argue he was owed the $20,000 he kept for services provided to the failed Mississippi Beef Processors plant, his attorney Ken Coghlan of Oxford, told the Clarion-Ledger last week.

Draper will be the first defendant to go to trial in the multiple indictments stemming from the failed beef plant.

Daily Mississippian
7/21/8