JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A top USDA official has been indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday.
Doctor Samuel E. Thornton was indicted on three counts following a two-year investigation stemming from a claim for reimbursement submitted to Southwest Mississippi RC&D.
The Raymond native served as a special assistant for inter-governmental affairs with the Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Thornton recently presented the keynote address during Hinds Community College's Spring Commencement on May 21st.
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