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Jackson contractor pleads guilty to embezzlement

Source: Hinds County Sheriff's Department Source: Hinds County Sheriff's Department
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Attorney General Jim Hood announced Tuesday that a Jackson contractor has been sentenced to prison for taking a consumer’s money and failing to complete repairs on a home in Jackson.

59-year-old Larry Samuels, pleaded guilty Monday in Hinds County Circuit Court to embezzlement under contract.

Judge William A. Gowan sentenced Samuels to 10 years in prison, with 7 of those years suspended followed by three years post-release supervision. He is also required to pay $2,300 in restitution.

Samuels contracted with a Jackson resident to complete repairs to a home on Wood Glen Drive following a hail storm in March 2013. After he received payment, he never returned to work on the home.

“This unscrupulous contractor made a bad situation much worse for a consumer who simply wanted her home repaired after a severe storm,” Attorney General Hood said. “We have no tolerance for those who would take advantage of consumers in a situation like this, and I appreciate the sentence handed down by Judge Gowan.”

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