Supervisor faces Katrina fraud-related charges - - Jackson, MS

Supervisor faces Katrina fraud-related charges

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HATTIESBURG, MS (WLBT) - A Greene County supervisor faces up to five years in prison for charges related to Hurricane Katrina fraud.

A federal jury convicted Earnest Holder of a tax evasion charge Friday.

Prosecutors say Holder conspired with a former supervisor to receive illegal kickbacks from a company hired for debris clean up.

69-year-old Holder is scheduled to be sentenced October 28th in the U.S. District Court in Hattiesburg.

The jury acquitted Holder of a second tax fraud charge and was deadlocked on related charges of bribery, perjury and conspiracy.

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