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Former Deputy Clerk of Hinds County Justice Court arrested for alleged extortion

Former Deputy Clerk of Hinds County Justice Court arrested for alleged extortion

Source: MS Attorney General's office Source: MS Attorney General's office
HINDS COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A former Hinds County employee has been arrested for extortion and accused of accepting an unlawful payment while she worked as a deputy clerk for the Hinds County Justice Court.

Attorney General Jim Hood announced that 38-year-old Lakisa Renee Schuller, of Clinton, was arrested last week by deputies of the Hinds County Sheriff’s Office following the indictment by a Hinds County Grand Jury for one count of Extortion by Collecting Unauthorized Fees. 

Schuller was booked into the Hinds County Jail then released on a $5,000 bond.

Schuller is accused of collecting $800 from a citizen as a monetary fee to clear/remove a civil judgment from his record. The unauthorized fee that Schuller allegedly collected was in violation of Mississippi Code Section 97-11-33.

The maximum sentence for extortion by a public official is five years in prison or a fine of $5,000 on each count and the public official shall be removed from office.

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