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Crime victims get $3.7 million in compensation

        Special to the Chickasaw Journal   JACKSON- Attorney General Jim Hood has announced that innocent victims of violent crime in Mississippi received more than $3.7 million in fiscal 2016 to help pay for medical treatment and other expenses. The Crime Victim Compensation program, administered by the Attorney General’s Office, distributed $3,747,754.61 […]

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AG charges West Point woman with insurance fraud

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   JACKSON – Attorney General Jim Hood has charged a West Point woman with insurance fraud and wire fraud. Georgenna Edwards, 27, was indicted in April by a Clay County grand jury on one count of insurance fraud and one count of wire fraud. She was arraigned Monday in Clay […]

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Hood hints at lawsuit over budget woes

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says a lawsuit may be filed if his official opinions are ignored and there are efforts “to sweep up” special funds designated for specific purposes to prop up a cash-depleted state budget. “I just want them to follow what they wrote,” […]

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Chickasaw nurse arrested for Medicaid fraud

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal   JACKSON — Attorney General Jim Hood announced today a Chickasaw County nurse is going to prison for Medicaid fraud and illegally taking controlled substances from three different patients. Cheryl Renee Hamblet, 42, of Houston, appeared before Choctaw County Circuit Court Judge Joseph H. Loper, Jr. Monday for sentencing […]

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JIM HOOD: Mississippi will not join Texas lawsuit

Dear Editor, Last year, the Office of Attorney General joined a lawsuit in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to stop the Department of Justice from interfering with the way in which local schools operate their restrooms. For that reason, I chose not to join the Texas lawsuit. I also have concerns on issues of standing in the Texas suit because no […]

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Hood unsure if he’ll sue Google

JACKSON (AP) – Mississippi’s attorney general says he doesn’t yet know whether he’ll go to court to force Google to comply with a subpoena or sue the Internet giant for violating state law. Democrat Jim Hood said Monday that he will evaluate the current practices of the unit of Alphabet Inc., saying he hopes the […]

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Chicksasaw County counselor!

  By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOULKA – Long-time attorney James M. “ Jimmy” Hood, Jr., of Houston joked this week that, after trying many other lines of work early in life, he got into the practice of law for no reason more noble than “I had to do something.”   […]

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Attorney General warns of IRS scammers

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal   JACKSON – It’s an old scam with new victims. Attorney General Jim Hood wants to remind Mississippi consumers to remain cautious of tax-related phone scams. Meredith Aldridge, Director of the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division said, “These scammers continue to search for their next victim before, during and […]

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Civil rights pioneer lauds King at service

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – A full house turned out Sunday afternoon at the Tupelo Civic Auditorium for a commemorative service honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood served as the master of ceremonies for the two-hour event. “I’m unworthy to be the MC of this, but […]

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Attorney General Hood warns of U.S. Office of Personnel data breach

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – The Attorney General’s Office Consumer Protection Division has recently received numerous calls regarding a recent data breach reported by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management potentially impacting more than 21 million people nationwide whose personal information was stolen in a cyber-breach of government security-clearance files, announced Attorney […]

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AG Hood warns of spoofing scams

    Special to the Chickasaw Journal   JACKSON – Mississippians are being urged to be on the lookout for a phone scam that challenges even the most savvy consumer. Attorney General Jim Hood issued a statement Friday warning residents of the scam. “Scammers realize that consumers are much wiser and more likely to reject […]

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Bruce resident arrested on counterfeit goods charge

JACKSON – The Mississippi Attorney General’s Office arrested a Bruce man and charged him with possession of counterfeit goods with the intent to sell. Henry Davis, 49, was recently arrested following a joint investigation involving the Attorney General’s Office Consumer Protection Division and the Pontotoc Police Department. A tip from a concerned citizen led authorities […]

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Hood passes gavel at NAAG convention

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Attorney General Jim Hood concluded his 2014-15 National Association of Attorneys General presidential term by acknowledging the work done on his year-long initiative, “Protecting Our Digital Lives: New Challenges for Attorneys General.” Attorney General Hood delivered his final remarks Thursday night during the NAAG Summer Meeting in […]

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CRIME ROUNDUP: Houston resident arrested for sexual assault

Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – A local man has has been arrested and charged with sexual battery of a vulnerable person, following an investigation by prosecutors for the Mississippi Attorney General. A press release from Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood last week said Alshunte Bowen, of Houston, turned himself in to authorities Thursday […]

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