Former Lafayette County coroner pleads guilty to embezzlement

By NEMS Daily Journal

JACKSON – A former Lafayette county coroner has pled guilty to embezzling funds from the Coroner’s Association, announced Attorney General Jim Hood.
Lonnie Weaver, age 51, of 204 County Road #162 in Oxford, pled guilty of embezzlement yesterday (December 15), before Lafayette County Circuit Court Judge Andrew K. Howorth, on a bill of criminal information.
Weaver embezzled the funds while serving as the president of the Mississippi Coroner’s Association.
Weaver was ordered to pay full restititution of $5,000 to the Mississippi Coroner’s Association. He also received one year of unsupervised probation and must pay $1,000 to the Crime Victim’s Compensation Fund.
Weaver immediately made restitution and the case was non-adjudicated.
This case was investigated and prosecuted by the Public Integrity Division of the Attorney General’s Office.