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WASH-INGTON— TheSupremeCourt won’t hear an ap-peal romdisbarredMississip-pi attor-ney Richard “Dickie”Scruggs. The high court onMonday decided not tohear rom the architect o the multibillion dol-lar tobacco lawsuits o the 1990s. Scruggs wasconvicted o improperly infuencing a Mississip-pi judge, saying that he would recommend himto Scruggs’ brother-in-law, then-MississippiSen. Trent Lott, or anappointment to the eder -al bench. The judge waspresiding over a lawsuit between Scruggs andanother lawyer who wereghting over money.Scruggs pleadedguilty in 2009 to honest services raud, but ap-pealed his conviction a-ter the high court limitedthe scope o honest ser - vices laws in June 2010.But ederal judges havereused to overturn hisconviction, and the highcourt reused to reconsid-er their rulings.
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The ollowing arrestswere reported by theLowndes County Sher-i’s Department and theColumbus Police Depart-ment:
Jerome Marquez Jr.,24, o 215 Eighth Ave. S.,was arrested at the Jack-son Restitution Center by MDOC Oct. 4 and chargedwith violation o probation.
Zerrick Lazar God-rey, 36, o 1516 MLK Drive, was arrested at Rail-road St. and 14th Ave., by CPD Oct. 5 and chargedwith burglary and con-tempt o court. His court date is scheduled or Oct.30.
Johnny Lee Good-man, 32, o 263 Kidd Road,was arrested at the Shelby County Jail in Memphis,Tenn., by MDOC Oct. 4and charged with violationo probation.
Tiany Dawn McK-ay, 32, o 305 Cal-Kolola Road, was arrested at theCrossroads in Hamilton by LCSO Oct. 2 and chargedwith elony malicious mis-chie.
Stephanie AnnWilcher, 40, o Carthage,was arrested at her res-idence by LCSO Oct. 3and charged with utteringorgery and elony alsepretense.
Quinn Martez Wiley,22, o 824 Sixth Ave. S., was arrested at Seventh Ave N. and 20th St. N., by CPD and charged with pro- viding alse inormationand violation o probation.His court date is scheduledor Oct. 23.
Lynsey Marie Wil-son, 29, o 10938 Highway 45 N., was arrested at her residence by LCSO Oct. 2and charged with aggravat-ed assault maniesting ex-treme indierence to lie.
Timothy Ross Wil-son, 28, o 306 Forrest Blvd., was arrested at 22ndSt. S. and Bell Ave. Oct. 3and charged with posses-sion o marijuana, violationo probation and ailure toobey a police ocer. Hiscourt date is scheduled or Nov. 13.
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JACKSON — Mississippi taxcollections or the rst quarter o the state’s scal year — July through August — are 5.9 per-cent above the estimate and$124.3 million, or 12.1 percent,above what was collected duringthe same period a year ago. The estimate — made by leg-islative leaders upon advice o the state’s nancial experts — isimportant because it representsthe amount o money availableor the Legislature to appropri-ate. I collections or the year allbelow the estimate, the governor could be orced to make cuts or to dip into the state’s reserves. The Northeast MississippiDaily Journal reports Mississip-pi revenue collections were $19.6million — about 4.1 percent —above the revenue estimate or September and $64.3 millionabove or the rst quarter o thescal year.However, individual incometax collections are $27.7 million,or 14.4 percent, below the esti-mate during September. For therst quarter, individual incometax collections are $41.9 million,or 9.9 percent, below the esti-mate.Corporate tax collec-tions more than oset theless-than-anticipated individualincome tax collections.
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GREENWOOD —A Greenwood doctor charged in a murder-or-hire case is scheduled tobe in court in Greenwoodon Tuesday or a hearingon the progress o hismental evaluation. The Greenwood Com-monwealth reports that Dr. Arnold Smith has beenundergoing a court-or-dered mental evaluation at the Mississippi State Hos-pital since June.Smith’s trial has beenindenitely postponed.Smith is charged withmurder as the alleged in-stigator o a plot that end-ed with the death o gun-man Keaira Byrd and theserious wounding DerrickLacy. Byrd allegedly washired to kill attorney Lee Abraham, who represent-ed Smith’s ex-wie in their divorce years ago. Abra-ham was not injured.Smith is also charged with two counts o conspir-ing to murder Abraham.He has been held with-out bail since his arrest in2012.
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JACKSON — Attorney General Jim Hood says he’strying to organize state at-torneys general to pushGoogle to better protect intellectual property suchas music, movies and sot -ware.Hood said Monday during a luncheon spon-sored by the Capitol presscorps and Mississippi StateUniversity’s Stennis Insti-tute o Government that he’s circulating a letter toother states’ top lawyers,seeking a meeting withGoogle. He said he hopesto get signatures rommore than 20 attorneysgeneral.“Maybe Google willcome to the table,” he said.“That’s one I hope we cansettle.”Google, based in Moun-tain View, Cali., says it responds to requests romcopyright owners to re-move illegally copied mate-rial. The company declinedurther comment Monday. Ater Hood and other at-torneys general raised con-cerns earlier this year that Google made it too easy tobuy drugs online without a prescription, the onlinegiant took some steps tomake it harder. For exam-ple, the company disabledauto-complete unctionsthat led people to illegaldrug sites.Google paid $500 mil-lion to the ederal gov-ernment in 2011 to settleclaims over ads sold topharmacies that were ille-gally shipping drugs intothe United States. Hoodsaid Monday he sent evi-dence to the U.S. Depart-ment o Justice that Googlehad breached the agree-ment, but ederal ocialshave not acted.
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