Monday, June 27, 2016

Former Hinds deputy justice court clerk arrested

Attorney General Jim Hood issued the following press release:

Former Deputy Clerk of Hinds County Justice Court Arrested for Alleged Extortion

Jackson, Miss.-  A former Hinds County employee has been arrested for extortion, accused of accepting an unlawful payment while she worked as a deputy clerk for the Hinds County Justice Court, Attorney General Jim Hood announced.

Lakisa Renee Schuller, 38, of Clinton, was arrested last week by deputies of the Hinds County Sheriff’s Office following the indictment by a Hinds County Grand Jury for one count of Extortion by Collecting Unauthorized Fees.  Schuller was booked into the Hinds County Jail then released on a $5,000 bond.

Schuller is accused of collecting $800 from a citizen as a monetary fee to clear/remove a civil judgement from his record. The unauthorized fee that Schuller allegedly collected was in violation of Mississippi Code Section 97-11-33.

The maximum sentence for extortion by a public official is five years in prison or a fine of $5,000 on each count and the public official shall be removed from office.
As with all cases, a charge is merely an accusation, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Investigators Christopher Watkins and Larry Ware of the Attorney General’s Public Integrity Division investigated the case.  Assistant Attorney General Stan Alexander will prosecute the case.


Anonymous said...

Glad this thug is off the streets.

Anonymous said...

Wonder if Hood sent six men to arrest her like they did the DA for his misdemeanor?

Anonymous said...

@2:47PM... How does the saying go? "It'd be a lot cooler if he did."

I'm sure you think Hood did all of that to your buddy RSS, but I'm sure if the FBI was involved, they had more to say in it than Hood did.

Anonymous said...

Clean house Jim Hood.
Get the bad apples out of the apple barrel before all the apples go bad.

Anonymous said...

Hood going to run for Guv so expect lots and lots of these cases against public officials. It's going to get even hotter in Mississippi.

Anonymous said...

Once the FBI and AG get in the door, there is no telling what they can dig up.

Anonymous said...

3:41 REALLY!!! Clean House Jim HOOD!!! HOOD would need to start with himself. As 4:16 said Hood is just making noise for his own political gains.
There will be many little fish who are about to be caught.
It is shameful that it takes an election to get Hood off his butt. Even now though Hood will not hurt looking for contract bid kickbacks, hiring friends at very nice salaries in the education dept. and on and on and on.
Hood is the state's lawyer and I have never seen an instance were he actually legitimately put this state first. I believe from all evidence he uses whatever cases situations to further HIMSELF.
He should be ranked right up there with stokes, bennie, yarber etc. etc. etc. THUG IN A SUIT

FG Crane BLVD Party House said...

Hood is just making noise for his own political gains.

So pissing off the black Democratic Party Purely PatronageJob vote in Hinds County is an advantage for Yeller Dog Democrat Jim Hood?

Other than Wee Willie Weathervane Winter can't remember a single MSPolitico more stuck between a rock and black Democrat hardplace than a Gubernatorial seeking Jim Hood in 2019.

Anonymous said...

Surprised? Uh, no. Only surprised that she got caught. Trashing Jim Hood because he took a crook out of her position & hopefully in jail? Now, that's stupid. I do believe it's only a matter of time before Kenuf Stokes comes to her defense. After all, this was a conspiracy of the white man to prosecute her. White men shouldn't be allowed in Hinds county.

Anonymous said...

Is there any connection between this person and the DA?

Anonymous said...

8:17 - I've been wondering the same thing myself.

Kingfish said...

Nope. D.A. has nothing to do with Justice Court.

Anonymous said...

Her last name is Schuller? (Could it be Schuler?)Justice Court and DA's office might not be connected, but is she kin to RSS?

Anonymous said...

10:04 - stop grasping at straws.

Anonymous said...

It was just a question that many would like to know. We all know of the hiring practices in Jackson. Being related is one of the best ways to be qualified for a job in Jackson.

Anonymous said...

Another crook is sitting in the CEO's office at MBMC. Go get him

Anonymous said...

In most cases someone has already put the puzzle together and the pieces fit. I'm sure they have a witness and a paper trail. Stop playing the race or political card.

Anonymous said...

This woman is a con-artist and used her position at the courthouse to imply she had some kind of real power. She was low on the totem pole but still able to do harm. She is a menace and thinks the rules do not apply to her. Good riddance!

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