UPDATE:White pleads guilty to cyberstalking charge

TUPELO – Dr. Paul White, the medical director of The Sanctuary Hospice House, pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of felony cyberstaking.

He also pleaded guilty to six misdemeanor charges of allowing nurses, including Sanctuary medical director Marilyn Lehman, to practice without a license.

Circuit Judge Thomas Gardner sentenced White to two years’ unsupervised probation on the cyberstalking charge; once the probation ends, White can ask that it be expunged from his record.

He also received a $5,000 fine, a $1,000 fine to the state crime victims compensation fund and $2,500 restitution to the state attorney general's office for the cost of the investigation.

On the six misdemeanor charges, he was fined $150 per count.

The cyberstalking charge stemmed from e-mails sent to people who had criticized the hospice house after
White and Lehman had been indicted on a variety of misdemeanor charges. Lehman was charged with 11 counts of practicing medicine without a license. White was accused of 11 counts of neglect of a vulnerable adult and 11 counts of aiding and abetting Lehman.

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