Former Mound Bayou Mayor indicted - - Jackson, MS

Former Mound Bayou Mayor indicted

State Auditor Stacey Pickering says that former Mound Bayou Mayor Kennedy Johnson has been indicted on three counts of embezzlement by a Bolivar County Grand Jury.The auditor's office has issued a civil demand for $17,345.83, which includes interest and the cost of recovery.

Johnson is accused using city funds to pay for televisions for his restaurant, J&W Smokehouse, and also of taking two air conditioner compressor units and a three-compartment stainless steel sink from the Mound Bayou Head Start Center for the restaurant.

Johnson served as Mayor of Mound Bayou from 2001 through 2013.

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