As federal courtwatchers wonder if the Mississippi Beef Plant investigation will entangle Senate candidate Ronnie Musgrove, a Federal Election Commission check shows U.S. Attorney Jim Greenlee contributed to his opponent.
Greenlee was nominated for the U.S. attorney post in 2001 by President George W. Bush, supported by Mississippi Sens. Thad Cochran and Trent Lott.
On Oct. 11, 2002 – just weeks before then-U.S. Rep. Roger Wicker won another term in Congress – Greenlee made a donation of $200 to Friends of Roger Wicker.
A call to the residence at 210 St. Andrews Circle, listed as Greenlee’s address, was answered by Mrs. Greenlee this morning, but she said she “cannot confirm” the address of that of the U.S. attorney.
The Daily Journal called his office and is waiting for a reaction.