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Simpson County Chancery Judge suspended and fined

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The Mississippi Supreme Court has suspended Chancellor David Shoemake for 30 days, fined him $2,500 and assessed him court costs of $5,8882.67 for his part in the mishandling of the Victoria Denise Newsome Trust.

Another Simpson County Chancellor, Joe Dale Walker, was removed from the bench and served a federal prison term for his part in the case.

The Commission on Judicial Performance had recommended that Shoemake also be removed, but the count decided to impose a less severe penalty and criticized the commission for not following its own rules.

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