Aldridge trial being rescheduled

BRIAN ALDRIDGE

BRIAN ALDRIDGE

By JB Clark

Daily Journal

TUPELO – The trial to decide if Rep. Brian Aldridge of Tupelo and his parents stole from a relative’s estate is being moved again.

Aldridge, 36, along with his father Louis Aldridge, 64, and mother Janice Aldridge, 61, were indicted June 28 on embezzlement charges.

They were scheduled to go to trial before Circuit Judge James L. Roberts Jr. on Monday, but the trial will be rescheduled after defense attorney T.K. Moffett asked for a continuance since he has a conflicting court appearance scheduled.

The embezzlement charges against the Aldridge family stem from a loss of more than $522,000 from the accounts of Florence Aldridge, who gave her power of attorney to her brother-in-law, Louis Aldridge, when she became ill in 2005.

Brian Aldridge is charged with one count of grand larceny and his parents on multiple charges of embezzlement.

The Republican Lee County representative faces resignation from the Mississippi House of Representatives if he is convicted on the charge.

The case was originally scheduled to go to trial in October before being continued to Feb. 3.

A new trial date will be set at a later point in time.

jb.clark@journalinc.com

  • barney fife

    ” … T.K. Moffett asked for a continuance since he has a conflicting court appearance scheduled. .. . The case was originally scheduled to go to trial in October before being continued to Feb. 3. …”

    A scheduling conflict? What makes the other case more important than this one? What did he tell that judge?
    ::sniff-sniff::
    Something here doesn’t smell right.