Tupelo attorney asks for plea-change date

OXFORD – William E. Catledge of Tupelo asked the U.S. District Court on Thursday to reschedule his plea-change date to June 15.
He is accused of multiple counts of lying on his federal income tax reports.
Catledge was set to plead guilty June 8 before Senior Judge Neal B. Biggers Jr. in Oxford. But one of his attorneys has a prior commitment.
Catledge’s motion for a date change notes that he will plead guilty to an “information,” rather than the indictment.
Catledge was indicted Feb. 19 on three counts he under-reported his federal income taxes for the years 2000 and 2001 by $1.46 million and under-reported his gross receipts in 2001 by $805,751.
If convicted, he faced a maximum of nine years in prison and a $300,000 fine.

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